FISH4ACP

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

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18/06/2021

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...

08/06/2021

9 June 2021, Yaoundé – FISH4ACP, a global initiative supporting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development, has started operating in Cameroon to help the African nation make its shrimp sector more competitive and sustainable – and achieve economic growth, improve food security and reduce shrimp fishings’ ecological footprint.

“The name of our country comes from “camarão”, Portuguese for shrimp. This is what Portuguese sailors saw when they got here in 1472,” said...

16/04/2021

16 April 2021, Lima/Rome – An international team of researchers working to help artisanal fisherfolk in Peru overcome the impact of the corona pandemic was trained by FAO experts in a value chain approach aiming to make the sector more resilient if a future crisis hits.

Artisanal fisheries in Peru were hard hit when COVID-19 struck last year, jeopardizing the stability of a sector that provides an income to over 67...

04/03/2021

4 March 2021, Dakar - FISH4ACP, an innovative programme to make fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific more sustainable, is now supporting female oyster producers in southern Senegal and preserving some of its most precious ecosystems.

Women make up around ninety percent of the work force in Senegal’s oyster value chain, which provides up to 6 000 jobs. Particularly in the southern provinces of Casamance...

22/01/2021

22 January 2021, Majuro – The global FISH4ACP initiative, helping to unlock the potential of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, was launched in the Marshall Islands today in a bid to strengthen its tuna sector for the benefit of the people of this Pacific island nation.

“We need to secure and reinforce the role of fisheries in the sustainable development of our countries, whose...

21/01/2021

21 January 2021, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – FISH4ACP, an innovative new programme investing in fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, was launched today in Côte d'Ivoire with the goal of accelerating sustainable growth in the West African nation’s tilapia industry.

"Aquaculture is at the heart of our efforts," said Côte d'Ivoire’s Minister for Animal and Fisheries Resources, Moussa Dosso, speaking at an event marking the...

01/12/2020

1 December 2020, Rome - Hundreds of people are being mobilized as FISH4ACP prepares a massive assessment of all the value chains targeted by this ambitious initiative aimed at improving fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Right from the start, partnership and capacity building prove to be key to FISH4ACP's success.

The first assessment kicked off in mid-November in Guyana. Guyana is the world's largest producer of...

23/10/2019

In October 2019 the EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a €40 million, five-year programme (FISH4ACP) to bolster the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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