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

Delving deeper: a look at our objectives

FISH4ACP sets out to strengthen value chains in twelve countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. It aims to protect people that depend on fishing by enhancing their access to markets; ensuring they enjoy decent working conditions and guarding against the over-exploitation of stocks.

In Africa, the programme will support both aquaculture and fisheries value chains. They include inland and marine fisheries, involving catfish, small pelagics, oyster, shrimp and tilapia value chains from Nigeria to Zimbabwe, and from Lake Tanganyika to São Tomé and Príncipe and the continent's Atlantic shores.

In the Caribbean, FISH4ACP will concentrate on stocks of mahi-mahi and seabob shrimp in the Dominican Republic and Guyana respectively; in the Pacific, it will focus on tuna fisheries around the Marshall Islands, a sector with high potential on both European and American markets.

FISH4ACP contributes to the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially the fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 on the conservation of the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources.