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23 March 2023, Sao Tome – A ten-year upgrading strategy for coastal pelagics fisheries in the Sao Tome and Principe was endorsed by key stakeholders today, marking the start of an overhaul of a sector that is key for food and nutrition security, aiming to make it more profitable and environmentally sustainable.   

“Coastal pelagics are a vital part of our countries’ fisheries and provide healthy, affordable food for many people,”...


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.


7 March 2023, Santo Domingo – Key stakeholders in Dominican fisheries today endorsed a ten-year upgrading strategy for the mahi-mahi sector, marking the launch of an ambitious agenda to strengthen this important artisanal fishery, making sure that benefits are shared equitably and growth does not increase the burden on the environment.  

“This agreement gives an important boost to our efforts to modernize the fisheries sector,” said Carlos Then, Director of the...


3 March 2023, La Parfaite Harmony - “I grew up in the countryside. I was a rice farmer. Then I moved to mining and now I am in the fishing industry,” says Renita Joseph, a fish processor from La Parfaite Harmony on the west bank of the Demerara River, close to Guyana’s capital Georgetown.  

“In the morning, I take my kids to school and then I come to the business,” she...


10 February 2023, Dakar - She almost goes unnoticed among the women who have come to visit her from Senegal’s southern provinces of Casamance and Sine-Saloum to share experiences and best practices in oyster picking and farming. 

Yet Seynabou Diatta is one of the pillars of the local oyster industry. She has worked in oyster farming for 40 years and coordinates a group of about 60 women oyster farmers.  

The visit took...


2 February 2023, Banjul – Better oyster production and responsible resource management are vital for sustainable growth of The Gambia’s mangrove oyster sector, according to an upgrading strategy endorsed by key stakeholders today. The agreement marks the start of FISH4ACP’s activities in support of female oyster producers, while aiming to turn the tide on declining oyster stocks. 

“This agreement bolsters our support to Gambia’s oyster sector,” said Fanta Bojang Samateh, Deputy...


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...


11 November 2022, Mutare – Stakeholders from across Zimbabwe’s tilapia value chain rallied behind a plan to help the Southern African nation develop its tilapia aquaculture and promote opportunities for women, youth and marginalized groups without adding pressure on the environment.  

“Tilapia farming can be a driver of our countries’ inclusive growth,” said the Honorable J Masuka, Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development at an event today celebrating...

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