Unlocking the potential
of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific



Toubacouta, Senegal – 20 June 2024 – In the middle of the Néma Bah oyster farm, Gnima Diouf was busy with the latest adjustments. Together with her colleagues, this young lady, an oyster farmer and Secretary General of the ‘Yoni Diofor’ Economic Interest Group (EIG), was preparing for the visit of a European delegation organized by Belgium, which is presiding the Council of the European Union from January to June...


17 May 2024, Majuro - World Tuna Day was celebrated on the Marshall Islands with a Fisheries Career Day focused on engaging youth in the country’s tuna industry supported by the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority (MIMRA) in partnership with the global fish value chain development programme FISH4ACP. 

“Tuna resources are a blessing for the Marshall Islands and the people of the Pacific,” said Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine opening World...


2 May 2024, Dar es Salaam – The first assessment of Lake Tanganyika’s lake-wide aquatic resources in decades has come closer with new funding announced at a workshop where experts discussed the best way to carry out a long due assessment that is vital for sustainable management of the lake’s fisheries. 

The funding was secured at the end of the four-day meeting, when FISH4ACP, PROFISHBLUE, the government of Tanzania and Zambia’s...


15 March 2024, Lusaka – Women empowerment in fishing communities, improved access to markets and promotion of alternative livelihoods to diversify incomes were among the efforts highlighted by the global fish value chain development program FISH4ACP at a presentation of progress made under its ten-year strategy to help make Zambia’s small pelagics value chain stronger and more sustainable.  

“Kapenta provides healthy and affordable food to many people in our country and...


13 February 2024, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) met in Rome to discuss collaboration on sustainable exploitation and utilization of Lake Tanganyika’s fisheries resources. Talks focused on fish stock assessment methods and support through the FISH4ACP and PROFISHBLUE programmes. 

"FAO stands ready to assist LTA in promoting sustainable management of Lake Tanganyika’s fisheries," said Manuel Barange, Assistant Director-General...


1 February 2024, Majuro - Maintenance and repair of refrigerated containers are key to transforming the Marshall Islands into a hub for tuna containerization in the Pacific. A first round of training by the global value fish chain development program FISH4ACP showed the way. 

The five-day training was held in the Marshallese capital Majuro from 2-8 December 2023. Twelve technicians from major tuna processing companies learned how to maintain refrigerated containers...


5 December 2023, Dar Es Salaam – Women empowerment is key to improve female participation in Lake Tanganyika’s fisheries, says Professor Anna Sikira, ahead of a meeting of African women’s fisheries groups in Dar Es Salaam. 

In this interview, Prof. Sikira talks about her work, which contributed to a gender study by the global fish value chain development program, FISH4ACP. She is now helping to bridge the gender gap in Lake...


28 November 2023, Santo Domingo – Work in progress to strengthen the mahi-mahi sector in the Dominican Republic was discussed at a meeting of key stakeholders in Dominican fisheries, where a report on the sector by the global fish value chain development program FISH4ACP was presented.

“Modernizing our mahi-mahi fishery is good for the economy, vital for the livelihoods of fisher folk and essential to preserve this important fish resource for...


16 November 2023, Majuro – Two studies by the global fish value chain development initiative FISH4ACP show that investing in cold storage and tuna loading can transform the Marshall Islands into a hub for tuna containerisation, boosting economic growth and employment, while keeping the environmental impact in check. 

“Tuna accounts for nearly all fisheries production and exports from the Marshall Islands – now it’s time to bring more value of tuna...


Lusaka, Zambia, 15 November 2023– Africa’s aquaculture sector has great potential to help feed the rising population of a continent that is affected more than any other by problems such as climate change and malnutrition.

According to SOFIA 2022, Nigeria produced nearly 12 percent of all cultured aquatic animals in Africa in 2020, and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa enjoyed double digit growth...

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