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



15 March 2022, Douala – Cameroon’s shrimp sector has great potential for economic growth and social benefits without increased burden on the environment, according to an assessment presented today to over 60 stakeholders and experts. They agreed that an overhaul of the sector is needed to unlock its potential and discussed ways to bolster growth sustainably.  

“There can be no doubt about the benefits of shrimp fishing for large sectors...


10 March 2022, Banjul - FISH4ACP, a global initiative supporting fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, was launched in The Gambia today to help the West African nation unlock the potential of mangrove oyster production, and provide better food for rural communities, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.  

“FISH4ACP’s objectives are very much in line with our National Development Plan’s focus on improved...


23 February 2020, Dakar – Increased local production, better jobs for women producers and less pressure on the environment are among the main objectives set by a development plan for Senegal’s oyster sector, agreed upon by stakeholders and experts in Senegal last week. The agreement provides a clear agenda for FISH4ACP, working to strengthen the sector and safeguard the environment.   

 “Senegal has the natural resources and demand for oysters on the...


10 December, Abidjan – Unlocking the potential of Côte d’Ivoire’s tilapia sector requires more and better feed and fingerlings, experts and stakeholders said after two days of talks on an ambitious plan to increase tilapia production to better match domestic demand. The plan also calls for a stronger and more sustainable value chain that creates employment and safeguards the environment. 

“Fish is the most important source of healthy food in...


6 December 2021, Kigoma – Improved fish handling and processing, access to high-value markets and bridging the gender gap are crucial to make sprats, sardines and perch fisheries in Tanzania stronger, according to experts and stakeholders at a workshop today, discussing plans for a more sustainable and productive value chain.

“Tanzania is Lake Tanganyika’s principal producer of sardine, sprat and perch,” said Rashid Tamatamah, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Livestock...


24 November 2021, Georgetown – Key partners of the seabob sector in Guyana agreed on a roadmap for a more productive and sustainable utilization of Atlantic seabob, Guyana’s main seafood export product. Spearheaded by the global value chain initiative FISH4ACP, development will focus on stronger artisanal fishing and reduced bycatch, better infrastructure and product value. 

 “Atlantic seabob is key to our economy. It provides a lot of jobs and offers healthy...


13 October 2021, Dakar - An analysis of the oyster sector in Senegal shows the possibilities for women to increase their incomes and put better food on the table at home. Some fifty stakeholders reviewed the findings of the study and discussed how FISH4ACP can strengthen the sector and safeguard the environment. 

 “Oysters are an important source of income and of healthy food for women in the south of our country,”...


8 September 2021, Abidjan – There is huge potential for increased domestic production, according to an assessment of the tilapia sector in Côte d’Ivoire. Over 50 experts came together to review the findings of the analysis and discuss ways to unlock the potential of the sector to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, while safeguarding the environment.

“Fish is the main source of animal protein for our people,” said Sidi Tiémoko...


25 August 2021, Kigoma – A two-day validation workshop was organized to present the results of a value chain analysis of Lake Tanganyika sardine, sprat and perch fisheries to stakeholders from the private and public sector, including the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in the United Republic of Tanzania. Based on the analysis, workshop participants discussed how to best prioritize FISH4ACP interventions, such as improving fishing and processing methods and...


18 August 2021  Representatives from the private and public sectors, such as artisanal fishers and industrial processors, service providers, conservation NGOs and Government officials, came together in an online validation workshop to provide feedback on Guyana’s Atlantic seabob value chain analysis, and identify ways to make this important shrimp fishery more sustainable. 

Guyana is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic seabob with an annual harvest of 20 000 tonnes valued at an...

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