Project Description

swiofish 2

The SWIOFISH 2 project aims to improve the management of certain priority fisheries at regional, national and community level. The World Bank entrusted the Indian Ocean Commission with the management of the regional component amounting to 9 million USD according to the financing agreement of May 30, 2017. This financing agreement became effective on January 31, 2018. An advance agreement of 1.1 million USD has been signed for the first 24 months of activities.

The funds are for the benefit of :

  • Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC): support the regional coordination implemented under SWIOFISH 1 by targeting the management of tuna and tuna-like species through the IOTC.
  • Indian Ocean and African Developing Island States (AIODIS): a platform for the eight countries of the African and Oceanian Island States group (Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Maldives and Seychelles) to collaborate, share experiences and tackle specific challenges such as improving the sustainable management of their vast maritime territory, developing their blue economy and the circular economy in the context of climate change.
  • Fédération des pêcheurs artisans de l’océan indien (FPAOI): to facilitate coordination and strengthen the participation of artisanal fishermen’s associations in the southwest Indian Ocean region in regional and international forums, and to support the design of more inclusive policies and management.
  • Regional project management unit (IOC): regional management and coordination.