The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) has been featured in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) latest FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 652, on securing small-scale fisheries.
The document includes the case study reviewing the FCWC Fish Traders and Processors Network (FCWC FishNET), an initiative established under the Fish Trade Project (FTP) jointly implemented by the WorldFish Center, the Africa Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
The case study reveals that the challenges in small-scale fisheries trade in the FCWC region include inappropriate market infrastructure, poor quality and short shelf life of processed fish products, lack of credit support due to the informal nature of small-scale fisheries and the border regulations and standards.
The full document can be accessed by clicking on this link here.