PROGRESS MADE WITH REGARD TO DURATION
Enhanced regional policies and institutional frameworks to secure more sustainable fisheries management and contribute to marine biodiversity and climate resilience.
A network of National Focal Points (NFPs) was set up to engage partner countries in achieving the objectives of E€OFISH.
The situational analyses of 7 countries were completed to better guide the region on strengthening its fisheries policies and frameworks.
Consultants have been recruited to carry out studies in order to provide further data on the impact of climate change on fishing and blue economy in Africa.
Collaboration with the Open University of Mauritius is initiated to provide courses needed to strengthen the region's skills in sustainable fishing
Strengthened capacity to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the EA-SA-IO region.
National representatives of the 8 member countries of the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Programme have been appointed.
The Regional Fisheries Surveillance Programme is reactivated.
A 1st regional fisheries monitoring mission has been carried out on November 10, 2020. This 36-day mission follows the reactivation of the Regional Fisheries Monitoring Programme. It made possible the control of 15 vessels over a distance of 7,014 miles while strengthening the skills of fisheries inspectors.
A regional expert is being recruited to draw up national grants contracts for maritime and air patrols and for capacity building within the framework of the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Program.
Concrete fisheries management and governance initiatives in small-scale inland and marine fisheries are supported with the possibilities of replication at the regional level.
9 initiatives have received their grants and started to implement their activities.