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



25 May 2022, Georgetown – Improved fishing practices, better compliance with regulations and higher quality and safety of the end product – these are the core elements of a 10-year plan endorsed today by key partners of Guyana’s seabob sector. The plan aims to strengthen the country as a leading exporter of Atlantic seabob shrimp, while ensuring long-term stability of stocks and bringing more prosperity to the people.

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11 May 2022, Sao Tome – A stronger coastal pelagics sector will increase employment and bring more healthy food on the table in Sao Tome and Principe, according to an analysis presented today to over 50 stakeholders and experts, discussing ways to improve the coastal pelagics value chain to lessen the burden on the environment and to ensure that nobody is left behind.  

“Coastal pelagics are key to our fisheries sector...


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...


11 April 2022, Abidjan – Representatives from across the tilapia sector in Côte d’Ivoire today endorsed an ambitious plan to bring farmed tilapia production to 68 000 tonnes by 2031. It would enable the West African nation to meet domestic demand for the fish, while creating jobs and business opportunities without adding pressure on the environment. 

“We have made an important step forward today towards self-sufficiency in providing healthy food to...


29 March 2022, Harare – Tilapia farming can be a driver of economic growth and a source of employment in Zimbabwe, according to an assessment presented today to over fifty stakeholders and experts, who discussed ways to bolster this nascent sector, while ensuring that benefits are shared equitably and growth will not increase its environmental impact.  

“Zimbabwe has embarked on an ambitious expansion of its aquaculture production,” said Honourable Douglas Karoro,...


22 March 2022, Abuja – Nigeria’s huge catfish sector provides an income and healthy food to millions of people, according to an assessment presented today to over 80 stakeholders and experts, who discussed ways to improve domestic production, while bolstering the benefits to women and youth and lessening the burden on the environment.  

“Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of African catfish,” said Ime Umoh, Director of the Federal Ministry of...


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...

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