PROGRESS MADE WITH REGARD TO DURATION

Exceeds expectation

Ongoing

Delayed

35%

Result 1:
Enhanced regional policies and institutional frameworks to secure more sustainable fisheries management and contribute to marine biodiversity and climate resilience.

Achievements:

  • 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

20%

Result 2:
Strengthened capacity to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the EA-SA-IO region.

Achievements:

  • 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.

60%

Result 3:
Concrete fisheries management and governance initiatives in small-scale inland and marine fisheries are supported with the possibilities of replication at the regional level.

Achievements:

  • 9 initiatives have received their grants and started to  implement their activities.

ABOUT US

The inland and marine coastal fisheries resources of the EA-SA-IO region represent a natural wealth of about € 50 billion. E€OFISH strives to ensure the sustainable management of these assets by putting in place policies to handle them effectively,  by protecting them and by promoting good fishing practices.

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E€OFISH Programme team

Indian Ocean Commission
4th floor, Rue de l'Institut
Ebène, Mauritius

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