Our expertise

An established expertise

COFREPECHE’s expertise has already been mobilized on all continents and in more than 70 countries around the world. Many international organizations and governments have trusted us for more than 35 years, a renewed confidence over the years that has allowed the exceptionality of our longevity. Our partners in the private and public sectors include, among others, research centers such as the IFREMER (Institut Français de Reherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer) or the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement ), Non-Governmental Organizations, Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, donors active in the fields of development and cooperation and organizations representing key players in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

COFREPECHE’s work ranges from sector studies to complex technical assistance programs. The strength of COFREPECHE is also based on its unique human capital. In addition to its qualified and experienced permanent team, COFREPECHE has an extensive and multidisciplinary network of experts with international experience and specialized qualifications. Since its creation, COFREPECHE has collaborated with hundreds of internationally recognized experts whose expertise supported us to successfully fulfill our commitments and reach our objectives.

COFREPECHE has numerous references covering all aspects of the coastal, artisanal or industrial, maritime or continental fishing sector, from the evaluation to the sustainable management of the fishery resources, the reinforcement of the capacities to the improvement of the systems of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance to fight illegal fishing activities,  from the development of port infrastructure to the marketing and processing of fishing products. COFREPECHE has thus become a privileged interlocutor of development cooperation organizations and governments in emerging and developing countries.

Areas of expertise



  • Sustainable management of fisheries resources
  • Feasibility study
  • Information and communication
  • Fisheries Information System (FIS)
  • Technical assistance and formation
  • Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS -VMS)
  • Transformation
  • Marketing of fishery products
  • Artisanal and coastal fishing
  • Market and socio-economic studies
  • Audit and evaluation of fisheries supply chains and fisheries projects
  • Seafood safety compliance and good hygiene practices
  • Alignment with EU legislation
  • Quality control, value added development and labelling
  • Upgrade and development of fishing ports/harbors, landing sites and industrial zones
  • Policy, institutional and legal aspects
  • Local governance strengthening
  • Fisheries Management & Development Plans
  • Financial management


  • Marine and continental Aquaculture
  • Feasibility study
  • Management of production sites
  • Marketing of aquaculture products
  • Socio-economic and market studies
  • Setting sanitary standards
  • Quality control, valuation and labeling
  • Financial engineering
  • Pisciculture
  • Provision of sanitary standards and good hygiene practices
  • Small business support, management and development
  • Improvement of production capacities
  • Aquaculture intensification
  • Improved marketing of farmed fish
  • Support to the piscicultural profession
  • Setting to european standards

Marine environment

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  • Energy saving and reduction of greenhouse gas
  • Management measures and compensations for responsible fisheries
  • Adapting fishing fleet capacities
  • Meetings, workshops, study visit and seminar organization
  • Communication, awareness raising and training