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West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP)

The combined development objective/global objective of the proposed West Africa Regional Fisheries Program is to sustainably increase the overall wealth generated by the exploitation of the marine fisheries resources of West Africa, and the proportion of that wealth captured by West African countries. The combined development objective/global objective of the proposed APL 1 project would be to strengthen the capacity of Cape Verde, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone to govern and manage targeted fisheries, reduce illegal fishing and increase local value added to fish products.

Executing Agencies:

CSRP, Ministry of Fisheries & Martime Economy (Mauritania), Ministry of Mariime Economy (Senegal); Dep. Of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries & Maritime Economy (Guinea-Bissau), Ministry of Fisheries & Aquaculture (Guinea), Ministry of Marine Resources


Guinea Current (LME) , Canary Current (LME)

Africa , Western Africa

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General information
GEF ID 3558
IBRD ID 108941
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Completed)
Start Date 20 Oct 2009
End Date 15 Sep 2016
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 10,000,000 USD
Total Cost of the project: 56,450,000.00 USD
YES - See results data (3558)
Cape Verde , Liberia , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Regional

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Demba Kane Project Coordinator
John Virdin Director
Andrew Hume Deputy Director - WWF GEF Agency