This menu organises news, documents, projects, profiles and links into key topics, and the menu along the top divides the contents of the site by type.
18th Apr 13Managed by Chatham House
Financed by DEFRA
African Fisheries Development Aid
African fisheries have received substantial aid, amounting to US $4.6 billion between 1973 and 2001. Many of the associated fisheries projects have been considered to be successful. By contrast, it is difficult to discern a generalised and sustained improvement in the performance of the fisheries sector. African fisheries are widely characterised by weak fisheries management systems and remain threatened by IUU and overexploitation. In the following presentation, the results of recent and on-going research undertaken by IDDRA for the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development, focusing on Africa, will be used to identify recent fisheries aid trends (donor and recipient countries, types of project), to compare these trends with fisheries performance, and to examine the issues affecting the performance realised. The implications for future fisheries aid investment including those to combat IUU in Africa will be highlighted.
See details for related event '5th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing'