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



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...


21 July 2021, Majuro – Government and private sector representatives met with development partners to review the findings of an assessment of the tuna sector in the Marshall Islands and discuss ways to bring more added value of tuna fishing to the Pacific island nation and make its sector more sustainable.

“Tuna accounts for almost all national fisheries production and exports from the Marshall Islands,” said Glen Joseph, Director of the Marshall...


18 June 2021, Santo Domingo – Launched today in the Dominican Republic, FISH4ACP is a global push to make fisheries and aquaculture value chains more sustainable. It will focus on improving mahi-mahi fishing, aiming to ensure that economic growth goes hand in hand with environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness.

“Mahi-mahi provides many of our fishermen with an income and is a healthy source of food with a high growth potential,” said...

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