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


With a coastline spanning over 400 kilometers, Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. Stretching back as early as 1472, it was named "Rio dos Camarões," or "River of Prawns" by Portuguese explorers, because of the abundance of the crustaceans that were discovered in the area.  

Today, shrimp is Cameroon’s main seafood export product. With an estimated yearly production of 4200 tonnes from industrial and over 1000 tonnes from artisanal fishing, the shrimp value chain is profitable for all the actors involved – industrial and artisanal fishers, processors, wholesalers and retailers.  

FISH4ACP aims to increase the productivity and competitiveness of Cameroon’s shrimp sector by promoting a sustainable and responsibly managed shrimp fishery that stimulates economic growth and brings social benefits for all involved in the value chain. 

FISH4ACP works to improve stock management and monitoring of fishing activities to enable better management of Cameroon’s shrimp fishery and lessen its impact on the environment. It also brings value chain actors together to build capacities that ensure the long-term sustainability of its efforts.  

By strengthening the business and sanitary environment, FISH4ACP strives to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the shrimp sector, promoting access to high-value markets to reinforce the local economy and foster employment, in particular for women and youth.