Consultancy services for international development agencies, governments, NGOs and the private sector
Change and Learning for Development: providing support for sustainable fisheries
Fisheries are one of the most important renewable resources in the world and provide food security, livelihoods and income for millions of people.
Small-scale fisheries make important contributions to national development but many are under threat from over fishing, irresponsible fishing practices, rising costs of production and ecosystem degradation. Furthermore, the poor state of knowledge of fishery resources and their ecosystems has hindered proper management decision making.
We need to ensure that for future generations, the benefits that fishery resources provide, are sustained through better management and proper utilization.
Our aim is to provide support and services to help international development agencies, governments, consultancy companies, NGOs as well as the private sector, sustainably manage and utilize fishery and aquatic resources.
Our experience and expertise is varied and includes providing training and capacity building solutions for the public and the private sectors in all aspects of fisheries from management, food safety, handling, quality, value-addition and trade requirements. We have a track record in conducting capacity building, practical research studies, project design and management with over 25 years experience in more than 25 countries and with over 150 assignments.
Developing Fisheries Management Plans
Fishery Management Plans (FMP) are an essential aspect of better and more sustainable management practice. FMPs serve as a reference and information source for the management authority and all interest groups, summarizing the current state of knowledge on the resource, its environment and the fishery, and reflecting all the decisions and actions agreed upon during the course of consultations between the management authority and the interest groups...Read more about Developing Fisheries Management Plans
Policy Support and SME Development
The FAO project Rehabilitation and Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Affected by the Tsunami in Aceh Province, Indonesia (TRP-06-16 : OSRO/INS/601/ARC), funded by American Red Cross (ARC), was aimed at bridging the post-tsunami recovery phase in the Aceh fisheries sector to one of longer term development...Read more about Policy support and SME development
Improving Regional Trade
Fisheries are one of the most significant renewable resources that Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and Indian Ocean (IO) countries have for food security, livelihoods and economic growth. Efforts however, need to be made to ensure that as the population in these countries grows, and demand for food and employment likewise grows, the benefits that fishery resources provide, are protected through sustainable management and value-addition...Read more about Improving regional trade
Support for Ecolabelling
International trade in fisheries is worth over US$60 billion annually and fish is fastest growing internationally traded agricultural commodity. A combination of population and income growth in key markets, as well as health concerns, work to maintain the general global demand for fish. As a consequence fish prices are generally moving upwards, maintaining the interest and investment in fishing and aquaculture...Read more about Support for Ecolabelling