Imports: Mainly whole fresh and frozen fish from West Africa, Europe and Asia

Exports: No significant exports

Port: Cotonou serves as a sea outlet for the Republic of Niger and as a secondary port for Nigeria.


Ministry Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries
Minister Mr. Gaston DOSSOUHOUI
Director Gaston Djihinto
Head of MCS Bernard Tossi
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Length of coastline (km) 121
Area of EEZ (km2)   30,024
Contribution of fish to animal protein consumed 31.3%
Contribution of fisheries to GDP   2.42%
Bottom trawlers   5
Shrimp trawlers   -
Pole and line vessels   7
Tuna purse seiners   3
Sardine purse seiners   -
Longliners   -