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Strategic Development Study of the Nouadhibou Bay

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaMauritaniaWest Africa
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    National Industrial and Mining Company (Mauritania)
  • Years:

    from 2008 to 2012
  • Project description :

    The fisheries consultancy company COFREPECHE, in association with CATRAM, SOGREAH, the Autonomous Port of Le Havre (France) and Interace Tourisme has been selected to participate to the realisation of a study aiming at drafting a strategy to develop the Nouadhibou Bay.

    COFREPECHE is in charge of analysing and providing advice in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

    The objective of the study consists of providing an integrated expertise bringing to the national government a coherent strategy to develop the Bay of Nouadhibou.

    The overall assignment is carried out throughout three phases:

    Phase 1: Review of the current situation of the Bay in the mining, energy, fisheries, tourism, urbanism and trade sectors and identification of constraints and development potentials in each sector of activity;

    Phase 2: Collect and analysis of shared views to develop the bay within the concerned stakeholders and government representatives of the different sectors;

    Phase 3: Proposing a strategy of development using a spatial management scheme, identification of needed means and accompanying measures to strengthen and develop each sector.

Study of the socio-economic impacts of anchored Fisheries Aggregating Devices (FADs) in local fisheries, South Western Indian Ocean

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaComorosIndian OceanKenyaMadagascarMaritiusMozambiqueSeychellesTanzania
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Institute for Research and Development
  • Years:

    from 2011 to 2011
  • Project description :

    With funds originating for the French funds (FFEM in French) for the World Environment and under the South West Indian Ocean Programme (funded mainly by the World Bank), the study sets up an overview of FAD fisheries socio-economic impacts on users.

    The establishment of FADs in the framework of the SWIOFP project aims to improve economics conditions on coastal small-scale fisheries. The present study consists of (i) setting up an overview of FAD fisheries and presenting more specifically a portrayal of each FAD fishing category (occasional, targeted in association with other fishing profession and mono-specific) and (ii) understanding the in and outs of each as to highlight positive elements to be considered for the establishment of FAD in countries that do not have any.

    The results of the analysis will give a rather precise guideline of the effects of the establishment of FAD on the fishing communities, of the global fisheries management and the food supply. This will lead to setting precious markers for the success of the establishment of FADs in Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania.

    Furthermore, the study will define a number of FADs fisheries survey indicators. The choice of the analytic and rendering framework and of the indicators will be made in concertation with the people in charge of the animation of the fourth component of the SWIOFP project.

Supply and demand (market) study of fish products in the Eastern, Southern and South-western Indian Ocean, under the European programme SmartFish

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaEthiopiaMauritus islandReunion islandZambia
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    AGROTEC
  • Years:

    from 2011 to 2011
  • Project description :

    The Programme of Technical Assistance for Implementation of a Regional Fisheries Strategy in the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean – ESA – IO – Region – (IRFS or SmartFish programme) programme was launched at the end of February 2011 with the aim of contributing to an increased level of social, economic and environmental development and deeper regional integration in the ESA-IO region through the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources. The programme is financed by the European Union within a total financial contribution of Euro 21 million. The programme is implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) in collaboration with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Other regional institutions involved include the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and regional fisheries management organizations, such as the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC), the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO), and the Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Organization (LTFO). The first phase of the Programme will be implemented over a period of 31 months (March 2011-September 2013). The expected results and outcome of the programme falls into the following five categories: fisheries governance; fisheries management; monitoring, control and surveillance; regional fish trade and food security.

    This assignment falls under the Result 4 (regional fish trade component) of the project. The development of a regional trade strategy is the thrust of the programme. This will be implemented through national and regional level trade and marketing approaches and regional consensus to support strategy development

    This study will contribute to supporting and understanding of the present and potential supply and demand for fish and fisheries products in the region vis-à-vis intra-regional trade primarily but with a broader view to other potential markets outside the region. Individual country assessments should be the focus in terms of production / catch capability (supply) and where possible identifying species level and product level capability. The demand situation is to be understood at a country level within the region with specific identification of preferences for fish and fish products.

Analysis of the supply chain value of Moroccan artisanal fishery products

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaMoroccoNorthern Africa
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Government of Marocco
  • Years:

    from 2010 to 2011
  • Project description :

    The aim of the project is to conduct a study about the value chains of small scale fisheries, in order to develop a better understanding of fisheries sectors and sub sectors in terms of organization, force and strains sensors. The study also highlights a typology of different stakeholders related to their functions in the value chains creation. The objectives are :

    • Diagnostic of the artisanal fishery products supply chain: biological, environmental, technical, economic, social, legal aspects;
    • Identification of the stakeholders;
    • Analyses of its organisation;
    • Analyses of the distribution circuits;
    • Estimate of the added values and analyses of its proportion in the different steps of the chain with exploitation costs estimate of group representing stakeholders involved in the distribution;
    • Diagnostic of value chain identified: constraints, opportunities of development optimisation, proposals of action for improvement.

Assistance to define regional trade development actions and presentation by a senior market analyst of the regional fish market and products at a regional workshop on fish trade within the SmartFish Programme (EU funds)

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaCentral AfricaUganda
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    AGROTEC
  • Years:

    from 2011 to 2011
  • Project description :

    The IRFS (or SmartFish) programme was launched at the end of February 2011 with the aim of contributing to an increased level of social, economic and environmental development and deeper regional integration in the ESA-IO region through the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources. The programme is financed by the European Union within a total financial contribution of Euro 21 million. The programme is implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) in collaboration with the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Other regional institutions involved include the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and regional fisheries management organizations, such as the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC), the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO), and the Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Organization (LTFO). The first phase of the Programme will be implemented over a period of 31 months (March 2011-September 2013). The expected results and outcome of the programme falls into the following five categories: fisheries governance; fisheries management; monitoring, control and surveillance; regional fish trade and food security.

    This assignment falls under the Result 4 (regional fish trade component) of the project. The development of a regional trade strategy is the thrust of the programme. This will be implemented through national and regional level trade and marketing approaches and regional consensus to support strategy development.

    This activity was a continuation of the market and trade studies that have already taken place in mid-2011, as well as the Dagaa value-chain study that was prepared in August 2011. The consultants were invited back to join in the workshop undertaken in Entebbe, and present some of the findings in of their reports in the context of regional trade strategy preparation. This will give them a chance to consider the results of the assessments and plan the preparation of a regional trade readiness roadmap.

    This assignment is for three (3) Short Term Experts involved in the previous market and trade studies to come to the workshop in Entebbe, Uganda, present their information and then spend time in a separate planning meeting for the trade readiness component. They will also look ahead to other activities to be planned under 4M1.1 such as a regional trade show, and training for trade negotiation, which are all connected to the findings of the assessments that have been undertaken.

Assessment of the fisheries research in Senegal

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaSenegalWest Africa
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Directorate of Fisheries (Senegal)
  • Years:

    from 2010 to 2012
  • Project description :

    COFREPECHE conducted a thorough assessment (audit type) of the Senegalese fisheries research at institutional, scientific, human and financial levels for a better governance of the fisheries (marine and inland) and aquaculture sectors by the public services with the aim to significantly improve the contribution of research to sustainable fisheries management.

    In two phases:

    • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the fisheries research in Senegal (especially the Centre for Oceanographic Research of Daka Thiaroye – CRODT);
    • Proposal for a revival of a policy research at the CRODT and recommendation of an action plan with costs analysis

Review and update of the legal framework governing fisheries in the Republic of Djibouti

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaDjiboutiEast Africa
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    ACP Fish II
  • Years:

    from 2012 to 2013
  • Project description :

    This project aimed at analysing the existing legal framework for fisheries to identify shortcomings in particular with regards to the fight against IUU fishing and the MCS in waters under the jurisdiction Djibouti and to revise and update the law on fisheries and its implementing regulations, taking into account the rules of international law as reflected in international instruments on fisheries.

    The project was carried out in 2 phases:

    • Preparatory and drafting phase: identification, collection, review and critical analysis of the Fisheries Act of 2002 and of the instruments of fisheries policy, existing regulations in this area; organisation of field visits and consultations with stakeholders of the sector; organisation of a consultation workshop to discuss the legal issues that have been identified during the review and analysis phase; preparation of a draft law on fisheries intended to amend the Fisheries Act of 2002.
    • Validation phase: organisation and facilitation of a national restitution and validation workshop of the draft legislation; finalisation of the draft legislation, taking into account the comments and recommendations made during the workshop; preparation of draft fisheries regulations to implement the amended law on fisheries.

    The following results were achieved:

    • 34 representatives of the fisheries sector participated in the consultation workshop (2 days);
    • 35 representatives of the fisheries sector participated in the validation workshop (2 days);
    • The Fisheries Act and its implementing regulations have been revised and updated.

Study of a new trawler concept, integrated, safe and efficient in the 21-23 m range for rational exploitation

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    DPMA, European Fisheries Fund
  • Years:

    from 2008 to 2012
  • Project description :

    The COCHISE Project is a technological cooperation of different actors from the French maritime world to design and develop a new Concept of Integrated, Safe and Efficient Trawler (COCHISE). It is based on a triptych: economy / reduction of energy consumption / security.

    It aims to :

    1. Design a ship in consultation with the profession

    2. Reduce operating costs

    • Respond to the needs / expectations of fishermen
    • Adapt to new fishing techniques
    • Revitalize the fishing industry.

    3. Use available technologies and apply them to fishing vessels

    • Integrated energy management for better energy efficiency
    • A single source of energy: electricity
    • Use of automated systems and on-board electronics to improve security

    4. Defining new architectural concepts

    • Questioning existing standards
    • Reorganization of facilities and circulation
    • New forms of hulls
    • Improve safety, ergonomics.

Analysis of the possibility and the relevance of establishing capture quotas within the framework of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    DPMA
  • Years:

    from 2011 to 2012
  • Project description :

    The DPMA wishes to obtain a precise analysis of international experiences in the domain of discards management.

    The principal goal of this study is to compare the pilot experiments carried out within the European Union and out, aiming to replace landing quotas by capture quotas. The aim is also the assessment of its relevance so as to demonstrate its adaptability in view of the French fisheries which are characterised by their specificities with regard to polyvalence and diversity. These experimentations are usually linked with promotion of use of embarked video cameras (CCTV systems) in order to ensure an optimal control of the discards.

    The objectives are also :

    • To contribute to the global thinking about the reduction of discards in the field of fisheries management while maintaining incentives for exemplary and responsible fisheries (allocation of supplementary quotas);
    • To enable the assessment of the feasibility of the measure within the French legal system (surveillance cameras in the workplace, legal grounds of noted infringements);
    • To suggest leads for the valorisation of non-commercial “discards” (notably under-sized individuals).

Study on the possibilities to use By-Catch and removed

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    France Agrimer
  • Years:

    from 2010 to 2011
  • Project description :

    Aiming at the sustainable use of the resource and at encouraging fishermen to focus on catch more valuable on markets, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform could lead to the permanent removal of existing support mechanisms in France: permanent withdrawal or withdrawal with postponed reinsertion on the market.

    The objective of FranceAgriMer through this study is to analyse the economic feasibility of value chains using withdrawals and discards which could not be avoided, especially to meet the needs of charities. The objective is also to help building a business case to consolidate an efficient intervention mechanism (postponment / freezing / processing) without destruction of fisheries products