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Strengthening Community Management of Artisanal Fisheries in Cape Verde

COFREPECHE is pleased to announce the successful bid for a new study in Cape Verde at the beginning of this year, funded by the World Bank under the Resilient Tourism and Blue Economy Development Project (RTBED). This contract aims to provide technical assistance to the National Directorate for Fisheries and Aquaculture (DNPA) to support technical, scientific, legal, and administrative efforts for the implementation of co-management mechanisms in artisanal fishing communities, continuing to empower these communities in sustainable and inclusive management of marine and coastal resources.

This 6-month project in Cape Verde is particularly significant as it seeks to enhance the capacity of artisanal fishing communities to effectively manage their marine resources. Technical, scientific, legal, and administrative efforts will be directed towards implementing co-management of artisanal fishing, with a particular focus on the target islands of the project, namely Santo Antão, São Vicente, Sal, and Santiago. Expected outcomes include an analysis of the community development status of organizations and communities involved in fisheries co-management, a review of the legal and regulatory framework, as well as the preparation of a manual of conditions and an action plan for co-management implementation.

The overarching goal of this contract is to promote the implementation of co-management as a model for managing and empowering fishing communities and artisanal fishers in Cape Verde.


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