Development of Artisanal Fisheries in The Gambia


The project aims to develop the fishery subsector through capacity building of fisher folks in improved fishing techniques, fish handling and processing skills, quality control and fish waste management and community- based organizations strengthened to be more effective in terms of sustainable resource management.


Objectif global

To develop the fisheries sector through capacity building of fishers and fishing techniques, handling, processing, quality control and sustainable and equitable exploitation of fisheries resources

To collect data on artisanal fisheries

To strengthen capacity of community-based organizations strengthened in sustainable fisheries resource management

Objectifs spécifiques

To develop the capacity of women and women fishers in fishing techniques

To improve fish handling and processing

To promote the value chain approach

To raise awareness on the importance of sustainable fisheries exploitation

Résultats attendus

30 fishermen (2 per landing site) trained on improved fishing technologies including improved fishing gear, methods and techniques

30 fish processors (2 per landing site) trained on fish value chain management including handling, processing and marketing

20 women from 10 oyster harvesting sites trained on improved oyster harvesting technology, preservation, hygienic handling and marketing

10 motorized boats (7 fibre and plank dug-out) equipped with necessary fishing equipment and materials and accessories such as buoys, life jackets, etc. provided to 10 fishing communities

Fish value chain actors from major landing sites trained in low-cost storage and use of right packaging materials for storage, transportation and marketing


354 000


  • Pêche & aquaculture


  • Femmes
  • Pêcheurs artisanaux

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables