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6 November 2023, Sao Tome – Progress at making coastal pelagic fisheries in Sao Tome and Principe more profitable and environmentally sustainable was showcased today, as a report outlining an overhaul of this sector that is key for food and jobs on the African island nation was presented to media.    

“Coastal pelagics provide healthy and affordable food to our people. They are also an important source of income,” said Graciano...


20 October 2023, Rome - Oyster farming can help preserve mangroves, said Khadim Tine at FAO’s Science and Innovation Forum debate on addressing climate challenges. An interview with this oyster farmer from Senegal, who is actively involved in efforts by the global fish value chain development program FISH4ACP to make Senegal’s oyster more productive and sustainable.

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2 October 2023, Yaoundé – Efforts to keep shrimp catches in Cameroon at current levels while strengthening the shrimp fishery were in the spotlight today at the handover of a report by the global fish value chain development program FISH4ACP that is helping the country to make its shrimp sector stronger and to lessen its impact on the environment.   

“Shrimp is our main seafood export product. It brings economic revenues...


20 September 2023, Ijebu-Ode - FISH4ACP, a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Union (EU), Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), is helping Nigeria to make its catfish sector more resilient and efficient in providing affordable food to Africa’s most populous nation.  

“Fish farming is my...


25 July 2023, Ayamé, Côte d’Ivoire - Béatrice Manizan Manzan is in her fifties and her face is already familiar to people in the fish-farming community of Ayamé in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire. Her specialty is farming fish in floating cages on one of the tributaries of the Bia, a river that originates in neighbouring Ghana, crosses the entire southwest of Côte d‘Ivoire, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

Nonetheless, she only...


8 June 2023, Abuja – A new plan to reinforce Nigeria’s catfish value chain offers a roadmap to make this massive and vital sector more resilient and efficient in providing affordable food to Africa’s most populous nation, creating jobs and business opportunities, while reducing harm to human health and lessening the burden on the environment. 

“Catfish has been key in feeding Nigeria’s growing population and has improved the livelihoods of many...


2 June 2023, Somone-Thiès - On the Somone lagoon, Ousmane Fall, a 42-year-old fishmonger, and his team are busy cleaning bags containing oyster spat intended for cultivation. Ousmane was initially not interested in oyster farming, but now he fully dedicates himself to it.  

He was convinced by his best friend and current collaborator, Khadim Tine, the president of their farm "La Cabane Penchée. When they embarked on this adventure in 2018,...


9 May 2023, Harare – Government officials, fish industry captains, civil society and private sector representatives have launched consultations on a new fisheries and aquaculture bill for Zimbabwe. Hailed as a first of its kind piece of legislation, the bill marks a milestone in efforts by the Southern African nation to bolster its fisheries and aquaculture industry.

 “This bill is expected to bring all regulations on aquaculture production and conservation under...


26 April 2023, Mpulungu, Zambia – A ten-year strategy to make Zambia’s kapenta value chain stronger and more sustainable was endorsed today by public and private sector stakeholders in a bid to produce better food to reduce poverty, better protect women and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

“Kapenta provides a healthy meal to many Zambians and is a crucial part of the livelihood of our fishing communities,” said Mbamwai Mbewe, Acting...


30 March 2023, Abidjan – The selection of 10 pilot farms marks the start of a ten-year strategy to upgrade the tilapia value chain in Côte d’Ivoire. A report outlining the strategy that aims to help Côte d'Ivoire to achieve self-sufficiency in tilapia production by 2030 was officially presented to the Ivorian authorities. 

“I am convinced that FISH4ACP will create new opportunities for those involved in the tilapia sector, improve the...

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