Artisanal Fisheries Pilot Development Project
In its first stage, this two-phase project’s main objectives are to increase the supply of fish in the country, and to expand fish consumption by the local population as a source of protein, thereby improving food security.
The target group in the areas of Djibouti, Tadjoura and Obock consists of:
- Fishermen and their families, comprising up to 3,000 people
- Up to 150,000 potential consumers of fish products.
The project will introduce new technologies such as outboard motors and line motors, and new methods such as the use of the ice and deep-freezing of fish for better fish conservation. A cooperative of fishermen will be established and a line of credit introduced especially for members of the cooperative with little access to credit; this will enable them to purchase boats and fishing equipment. Non-members will also benefit from some cooperative services.
Another aim of the project is to develop export markets for certain types of fish.
04 December 1980
1980 - 1985
Total Project Cost
US$ 3.52 million
US$ 1.78 million