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



15 March 2024, Lusaka – Women empowerment in fishing communities, improved access to markets and promotion of alternative livelihoods to diversify incomes were among the efforts highlighted by the global fish value chain development program FISH4ACP at a presentation of progress made under its ten-year strategy to help make Zambia’s small pelagics value chain stronger and more sustainable.  

“Kapenta provides healthy and affordable food to many people in our country and...


13 February 2024, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) met in Rome to discuss collaboration on sustainable exploitation and utilization of Lake Tanganyika’s fisheries resources. Talks focused on fish stock assessment methods and support through the FISH4ACP and PROFISHBLUE programmes. 

"FAO stands ready to assist LTA in promoting sustainable management of Lake Tanganyika’s fisheries," said Manuel Barange, Assistant Director-General...


Lusaka, Zambia, 15 November 2023– Africa’s aquaculture sector has great potential to help feed the rising population of a continent that is affected more than any other by problems such as climate change and malnutrition.

According to SOFIA 2022, Nigeria produced nearly 12 percent of all cultured aquatic animals in Africa in 2020, and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa enjoyed double digit growth...


26 April 2023, Mpulungu, Zambia – A ten-year strategy to make Zambia’s kapenta value chain stronger and more sustainable was endorsed today by public and private sector stakeholders in a bid to produce better food to reduce poverty, better protect women and preserve Lake Tanganyika’s aquatic resources. 

“Kapenta provides a healthy meal to many Zambians and is a crucial part of the livelihood of our fishing communities,” said Mbamwai Mbewe, Acting...


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...


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...


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...


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,...