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CRC works in some of the least developed countries in East and West Africa — Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and The Gambia. In these countries, we have a variety of projects that support coastal communities and their inhabitants who rely on healthy coastal and marine resources for income, food and trade. We are working to strengthen the capacity of governance at the local, regional and national levels to develop workable solutions to specific threats and challenges such as food security, overfishing, mangrove deforestation, deterioration in water quality from coastal development and climate change impacts. Our programs on participatory, ecosystem-based fisheries co-management, climate change adaptation, livelihoods development, gender equity and the linkages between population, health and environment are all helping to build the capacity of coastal communities and national governments to sustainably manage critical coastal ecosystems.


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  • Rapport Trimestriel N0-2 1 Janvier 2018 – 31 Mars 2018 1 April 2018

    L’objectif du projet USAID/COMFISH Plus est d’appuyer les efforts du Gouvernement du Sénégal visant à réformer le secteur de la pêche et à augmenter la résilience des communautés de pêcheurs et leurs moyens d’existence. Cela passe par le renforcement des conditions préalables nécessaires à l’amélioration de la gouvernance des pêcheries, l’accès à la science pour appuyer les processus de prise de décision, l’identification et l’adoption de mesures contribuant à améliorer la résilience au changement climatique.

  • Year Five Work Plan, October 1, 2018 to October 29, 2019 Coastal ResourcesCenter 1 October 2018

    There are funding challenges that are reflected in the Year 5 work plan. On July 10, 2018 SFMP submitted a pipeline request for funding of US$ 2,598,917. On August 23, 2018 USAID informed SFMP that a budget modification would be made to provide US$1,750,00 in additional funding with the possibility that no additional funding would be available until March 31, 2019.This work plan reflects programming of the entire amount currently obligated through March 31, 2019.The project will require an additional obligation in FY 19,prior to April 1, 2019 of US$1,592,550 to carry SFMP activities through closeout of the project by Oct 29, 2019.

  • Advanced Training in the Application of GIS using practical field work in the preparation of the ICM Toolkit Spatial Solutions and Hen Mpoano 1 July 2017

    The main objective of the training was to provide participants with advanced skills in GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS data collection strategies for the effective planning and decision making relative to the management of coastal resources.

  • Status of the small pelagic stocks in Ghana (2015) Lazar, N, Yankson K, Blay J., Ofori-Danson P., Markwei P., Agbogah K., Bannerman P., Sotor M., Yamoa K. K., Bilisini W. B. 1 July 2017

    This document is aimed at providing the status of the small pelagic fish resources in Ghana, through consultation with the Scientific and Technical Working Group (STWG) of the USAID/Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The information contained in this document has been obtained from the Fisheries Scientific and Survey Division of the Fisheries Commission of Ghana and other available information. The current fishing effort seems to be well beyond the level of sustainability for the small pelagic stocks. In the absence of effort control measures, stocks will continue to decline with diminishing economic returns leading to further deterioration of social conditions. The Fisheries Commission began addressing this situation with the support of the World Bank by registering small artisanal canoes. The semi-industrial and the industrial fishing vessels have been subject to an annual registration and licensing requirements. Furthermore, it is expected that the canoe registration will be followed by a program of licensing and ultimately an implementation of effort control program in the artisanal fishery.

  • SFMP Progress Report. April 1 To June 30, 2018 Coastal Resources Center 1 July 2018

    This progress report details activities, results, and lessons learned during the third quarter of Project Year 4 (FY18). It also explains how partners contributed to the achievement of targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of SFMP.