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  • The 52nd meeting of the PRSP’s RCU, chaired by Rijasoa Fanazava, Executive Director of the Fisheries Monitoring Center (FMC) in Madagascar, was held on 12 & 13 July 2022 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Of the 9 partner countries, 8 were represented and addressed a number of topics, including the coordination of PRSP’s operations and the [...]

  • Nairobi, 16 June 2022 While global food security is becoming a prominent issue, seven countries of the Southwest Indian Ocean region came together, on 14 and 15 June 2022 in Nairobi, to better face the impact of climate change on the small-scale fishing sector. “This initiative is particularly timely because, if the global [...]

  • Only 17% implement fisheries management plans Nairobi, 28th April, 2022 Two preliminary reports on fisheries management plans and the redefinition and characterisation of small-scale fisheries were submitted for validation to seven Southwestern Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries at an E€OFISH workshop from 26 to 28 April 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. These reports draw [...]

  • Lusaka, 18th March 2022 As part of the implementation of E€OFISH Programme, eight regional organisations committed to making fisheries a lever for Africa’s development met on 17th and 18th March 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia. Kipyego Cheluget, Assistant Secretary General of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Programs, underlined the importance and [...]

  • Nairobi, 23rd February 2022 E€OFISH sets up a statistical system for better decision-making E€OFISH Programme initiated the development of a statistical system to better assess the fisheries industry’s contribution to the national economy in eleven member countries of the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. This tool helps target countries [...]

  • Date : 07 septembre 2022 Documents de travail : Agenda Manuel technique Présentations : Fonctionnement du programme ECOFISH : structure organisationnelle et gouvernance État d’avancement des activités du Résultat 1 : amélioration des politiques et des cadres pour une meilleure gestion et utilisation des ressources halieutiques État d’avancement [...]

  • Ebene, December 9, 2020 Renewed impetus for regional cooperation The E€OFISH programme was officially launched on Wednesday December 9, 2020 in Port Louis (Mauritius). Chaired by Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius, this ceremony heralded a new chapter in regional cooperation to [...]

  • Ébène, 08 June 2021 Key regional organizations working for the sustainable management of the marine environment resolved, on World Oceans Day, to redouble efforts to protect this ecosystem. Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles, reminded during the event that “it is [...]

  • Seychelles, October 21, 2021 Improved efficiency in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean Eight countries of the South-West Indian Ocean stepped up their collaboration in the fight against illegal fishing during the meeting of the Extended Regional Coordination Unit (ERCU) of the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Plan (PRSP). This meeting held at [...]

  • Ébène, December 9, 2021 The Indian Ocean Commission and the Open University of Mauritius have officially put at the disposal of the Southwest Indian Ocean countries an undergraduate course on Law, Blue economy and Sustainable Fisheries Management. A first in the fisheries industry, this initiative is critical for the region considering that “the [...]

  • Ebène (Mauritius),15 August 2020 The E€OFISH Programme has deployed four experts to fast track the implementation of activities for sustainable fisheries in the region of East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (EA- SA-IO). This initiative is part of the activities promoted and funded by the European Union which aim to promote [...]

  • Ebène (Mauritius),15 August 2020 Around six (06) millions Euros were awarded by the European Union to six entities in order to implement initiatives promoting sustainable fishing practices in the Easter Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region. This activity is part of the E€OFISH Programme which is implemented jointly by the Indian Ocean [...]

  • Ebène (Mauritius),15 August 2020 National representatives of the 8 member countries of the Regional Fisheries Surveillance Program have been appointed within the framework of E€OFISH activities. Following this appointment, actions to fight IUU activities can resume in the region. Tackling illegal activities is feasible as long as there is a strong willingness [...]