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


  • 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.
  • ToR for a baseline survey developed and call for application launched.
  • Assessment of the existing fish landing sites.
  • 56 members of 5 fishing association committees attended the training on leadership and management in January;


  • 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.