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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...


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...


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...


21 March 2023, Dar es Salaam - A key fisheries and aquaculture development programme that has highlighted the potential for the development and sustainability of small-scale fisheries in the United Republic of Tanzania is bringing together Lake Tanganyika countries to consider an action plan for the lake’s first stock assessment in decades.   

FAO’s FISH4ACP is an initiative led by the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, funded by...


A key fisheries and aquaculture development programme implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has highlighted significant potential to boost these sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Guyana and the Marshall Islands, making them more self-sufficient, creating jobs and preserving biological stock levels.


FAO’s FISH4ACP programme empowers women to address falling yields and discrimination.


6 December 2022, Mpulungu, Zambia – The outcomes of an in-depth analysis of Zambia’s small pelagic sector were presented today to public and private sector stakeholders, gathering to discuss ways to make this fishery stronger and more sustainable in a bid to produce better food, reduce poverty and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

 “Kapenta is an important source of healthy food for many people in Zambia and provides an income to...


30 September 2022, Kigoma – Meeting to discuss the progress of FISH4ACP in Tanzania, the Lake Tanganyika value chain task force backed a comprehensive package of measures to support Tanzania to strengthen its position as a main producer of Lake Tanganyika sardine, sprat and perch.  

Renovation of infrastructure will start at the Kibirizi fish-landing site in Kigoma, which faces immediate ice shortages. Work has also begun on more efficient and environmentally...


27 July 2022, Kigoma – The Tanzanian Women Fish Workers Association (TAWFA) chapter for Lake Tanganyika was launched, with support from the FISH4ACP project in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock in Fisheries.

The TAWFA chapter will lay the groundwork for greater gender equality across the Lake Tanganyika fisheries value chain and promote women's participation in fisheries activities. It will also serve as a platform for connecting with other potential opportunities through the...


12 April 2022, Mbala, Zambia – FISH4ACP, an innovative programme investing in fisheries and aquaculture value chain development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, was launched today in Zambia to help make its small pelagics sector stronger and more sustainable in a bid to bring better food, reduce poverty and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

 “Zambia is a major producer of small pelagics, a sector that provides a lot of...

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