Improve economic resilience and food security of the artisan fishers in the northern Sudanese Red Sea Coast


To improve economic resilience and food security of the artisan fishers in the northern Sudanese Red Sea Coast, the ECOFISH-SOS Sahel project provided the following supports to date:

  • 4 Community Leaders Orientation meetings were held.
  • 4 workshops for the fishers on sustainable fishing conducted.
  • 3 MOUs signed between SOS Sahel and fishery inputs and service providers.
  • A Baseline survey conducted.
  • An assessment of the existing fish landing sites was carried out.
  • 4 community profiles were prepared.
  • 423 packages including fishing gears and iceboxes (different sizes and specifications) distributed to 1266 fishers.
  • 40 Marine Outboard 40HP distributed to 40 groups.
  • 33 GPS& fish finder distributed to 33 groups
  • 37 Safety Packages provided for 206 fishers.
  • 26 technicians from Marine Fishery Administration trained as trainers.
  • 150 women trained in Sea Food dishes.
  • Orientation on environment and biodiversity conservation in marine parks conducted for 70 Participants
  • Capacity building training on general management for 1012 Participants
  • Technical trainings on fishing practices for 1686 fishers


  • At least 75% of the target artisan fishers are trained in improved fishing practices and techniques.

  • At least 200 women are trained in fish processing (value-added), net-making/maintenance & equipped with basic tools.

  • 80% target artisan fishers supported with basic fishery package (nets, lines, hooks, ropes and ice-boxes).

  • 20% target fishers equipped with fishery assets and technologies (e:g: boats, outboard engines, fish finders, GPS).

  • At least 6 fishery associations (4 for fishermen and 2 for women friends of fishermen) are fully established, formally registered and recognised by government authorities to be engaged in the management of the fishery sector along the northern coast.


  • Skills training of artisan fishers in improved practices and techniques (deep-water fishing, onboard handling techniques, fish preservation, fish preparation and filleting, use of marine navigation devices, fish-aggregating, use of new fishery inputs and technologies.
  • Orientation training and sensitisation in ‘international standards’ on sustainable fisheries management for environment/biodiversity conservation in restricted fishing grounds (marine parks).
  • Tailored skills vocational training packages for women in fish products value-adding, fish processing, filleting and packaging), nutrition value of fish (awareness).
  • Supply of artisan fishers with subsidised packages of fishery inputs and technologies (fishing gears, fishery assets, navigation devices, safety tools), and transportation means.
  • Capacity building of fishery and women associations in organisational management, entrepreneurship, marketing (value-chain), lobbying, micro-finance, protection and safety.