The African Union Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa prioritizes fish trade and aims to promote responsible and equitable fish trade. In response, this European Union-funded project supports the development of intra-regional fish trade in Africa by conducting research and generating data that informs crucial policy decisions.

FishTrade aims to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in Africa by enhancing the capacities of regional and Pan-African organizations to support their member states to better integrate intra-regional fish trade into their food security policy agendas.

FishTrade for a Better Future will focus on four main trade corridors in South, East, Central and West Africa encompassing 21 countries.

FishTrade will deliver the following: 

  1. Information on the structure, products and value of intra-regional fish trade in Sub-Saharan Africa which will be disseminated to relevant stakeholders through the African Fisheries Reform Mechanism (AFRM) and other appropriate channels.
  2. A set of recommendations on policies, certification procedures, standards and regulations.
  3. Increased capacities for trade among private sector associations, in particular women fish processors and traders and aquaculture producers, to make better use of expanding trade opportunities through competitive small and medium scale enterprises
  4. Adoption and implementation of appropriate policies, certification procedures, standards and regulations by key stakeholders participating in intra-regional trade in the four selected corridors in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Fish Trade - Annex Reports

Policy Reports

Position Papers

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Training Manuals

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