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Abidjan Scoping Meeting for Securing the Foundations for Fish Food Security in a Changing Oceanin West, Central and Southern Africa, Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire, 15-17 July 2014


Fishery resources make a major, irreplaceable contribution to nutrition and food security, in addition to their importance to the economies of many countries in terms of income and creation of employment, particularly in developing countries. In a large number of African countries fish is the only affordable source of several essential nutrients and therefore of overwhelming importance for food and nutrition security.

Objectives of the Meeting

The project scoping meeting will be organised to define and agree on the scope of the project, so that detailed project proposal can be prepared after the Meeting. The main objectives of the Meeting are:

  1. to form an common understanding of an approach to securing foundations for ocean fish food security to be adopted between regional seas programmes and regional fishery bodies; and
  2. to discuss and agree on elements of project activities to be implemented during the project implementation. These elements should include, but not limited to, selection of pilot activities, sub-region(s) or countries, thematic intervention areas, necessary budgets, implementation modalities and process of future replication.
Working Documents

Provisional Agenda


Background Paper


Governance Paper

Information Documents

Provisional List of Participants


Information Note


Overview regional fisheries bodies off the Atlantic coast of Africa