Africa Workshop: IYAFA 2022-Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries, 15-18 February 2023

The Africa workshop will be held in Accra, Ghana from 15 to 18 February 2023. The overall goal of the workshop is to strengthen the recognition of small-scale fisheries’ crucial contributions to global food security and nutrition, the importance of access rights in the sector, social development and gender equality.

The workshop is also an opportunity to take stock of how the SSF Guidelines are being implemented in Africa to eradicate poverty, ensure food security and nutrition, and promote the tenure rights of small-scale fishing communities. The workshop will include 40 participants from community-based organizations, national and international fishworker organizations, networks of women in fisheries, and civil society organizations from across Africa.

Workshop Materials

  • Concept Note in English and French
  • Programme in English and French
  • Report of the Africa Regional Workshop IYAFA: Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries,15–18 February 2023, Harajuku Hall, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana (English and French)
  •  French SAMUDRA for Accra, published daily during the workshops, brings you programme updates, interviews with participants and short articles on SSF in the region.
    • SAMUDRA for Accra, Newsletter No. 1, Wednesday, 15 February 2023 (English and French)
    • SAMUDRA for Accra, Newsletter No. 2, Friday, 17 February 2023 (English and French)
    • SAMUDRA for Accra, Newsletter No. 3, Saturday, 18 February 2023 (English and French)
  • Africa Workshop Statement
  • Women in Fisheries African Regional Action Plan (English and French)
  • Participants list


Workshop Photos


Links to other workshops



Day 1


Day 2 


Day 3


Photo Exhibition: The Role of Women in Small-scale Fisheries




Africa - Map




FAO Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profiles

Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

UNDP Human Development Reports

Angola (2005), Benin (2015), Cape Verde (1998), Comoros (2006), Gabon (2006), Gambia (1997), Ghana (2018), Guinea (1997),  Kenya (2006), Madagascar (1997), Malawi ((2021), Mauritania (1997), Morocco (2005), Mozambique (1999), Nigeria (2018), São Tomé and Príncipe (1998), Senegal (1998), South Africa (2003), Tanzania (2017), Togo (1997), Tunisia (1999), Uganda (2015), Zambia (2002), Zimbabwe (2017)

CBD National Reports

Angola (2016), Benin (2014), Cape Verde (2015), Comoros (2016), Equatorial Guinea (2014), Gabon (2019), Gambia (2014), Ghana (2015), Guinea (2014), Guinea-Bissau (2014), Kenya (2015), Madagascar (2014), Malawi (2014), Mauritania (2014), Morocco (2014), Mozambique (2015), Nigeria (2014), São Tomé and Príncipe (2014), Senegal (2014), Seychelles (2014), Sierra Leone (2015), South Africa (2014), Tanzania (2014), Togo (2014), Tunisia (2014), Uganda (2014), Zambia (2014), Zimbabwe (2014)

Universal Periodic Review

Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Voluntary National Reviews (SDG)

Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Preparatory workshops for SSF Guidelines:

The SSF Guidelines implementation workshops


ICSF’s Publications



Shescapes: Women in Small-scale Fisheries

Role and Place of Women in Fisheries Value Chain: Case of Dagaa Fishery in the Lake Victoria

Women in Small-scale Fisheries in Tanzania: Challenges and Opportunities

Smoke in the Water: Problems and Prospects for Developing Artisanal Fish Trade in West Africa


Ca Fume Sur La Cote ! Afrique de l’Ouest: un avenir pour le commerce du poisson transforme par le secteur artisanal


Infographic video on SSF Guidelines

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (the SSF Guidelines)

  • English

  • French

Directives volontaires visant à assurer la durabilité de la pêche artisanale


Articles from SAMUDRA Report:

Africa (English and French), Gambia (English and French), Ghana (English and French), Guinea (English and French), Guinea-Bissau (English and French), Ivory Coast (English and French), Kenya (English and French), Madagascar (English and French), Malawi (English and French), Mauritania (English and French), Morocco (English and French), Mozambique (English and French), Nigeria (English and French), Senegal (English and French), Seychelles (English and French), Sierra Leone (English and French), South Africa (English and French), Tanzania (English and French), Uganda (English and French)


Articles from YEMAYA Newsletter:

Benin (English), Gambia (English), Ghana (English and French), Ivory Coast (English), Kenya (English), Malawi (English), Mauritania (English), Mozambique (English), Nigeria (English and French), Senegal (English, Spanish and French), Sierra Leone (English), South Africa (English), Tanzania (English), Uganda (English)


Other Resources


  1. Bottom-up Accountability Initiatives to Claim Tenure Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: Collaborative action research on the rush for land and water in Uganda, Mukono District by FIAN & TNI, 2017
  2. Marine Tenure and Small-Scale Fisheries: A Sourcebook on Good Practices and Emerging Themes by Catherine A. Courtney et al., 2017
  3. Anthony T. Charles, Use rights and responsible fisheries: limiting access and harvesting through rights-based management. Chapter 6 in ‘A Fishery Manager’s Guidebook – Management Measures and Their Application’ (Ed: K.l. Cochrane). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 424, 2002, FAO, Rome.
  4. Rhoda Tumwebaze, 2018. The status of Lake Victoria Fisheries under limited access fisheries.
  5. Kitolelei, J., Einarsson, S., Lord, H.J. & Ogawa, T., eds. 2019. Global Conference on Tenure and User Rights in Fisheries 2018: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Yeosu, Republic of Korea, 10−14 September 2018. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 64. Rome, FAO.
  6. The Role Of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
  7. Fisheries Tenure, Access and User Rights in the Great Lakes and Inland Water Bodies of the World
  8. Andrew Baio and Sheku Sei, On the Development of Territorial Use Rights in the Marine Small-Scale Fisheries of Sierra Leone. (Conference Paper · December 2019)
  9. Said Salim, Using the law to protect fisheries in Lamu, Kenya. 2018.
  10. Bower, Shannon D., Andrew M. Song, Paul Onyango, Steven J. Cooke, and Jeppe Kolding. “Using transdisciplinary research solutions to support governance in inland fisheries.” Transdisciplinarity for small-scale fisheries governance: Analysis and Practice (2019): 341-355.
  11. Bulengela, Gideon, Joan Brehm, and Paul Onyango. “Co-management in crisis? Reflections from beach management units (BMUs) of Kigoma fishing communities, Tanzania.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology58, no. 1 (2021).
  12. Myers, Gregory, and Jolyne Sanjak. “Reflections on the limited impact of the VGGT in sub saharan Africa and opportunities for its future with lessons from Nigeria and Sierra Leone.” Land Use Policy 113 (2022): 105870.
  13. Bishop, Michael. “Asserting Customary Fishing Rights in South Africa.” Journal of Southern African Studies 47, no. 2 (2021): 291-308.
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  15. Sunde, Jackie, and Kira Erwin. Cast out: The systematic exclusion of the KwaZulu Natal Subsistence Fishers from the fishing rights regime in South Africa Policy Research Report. SDCEA Policy Research Report, 2020.
  16. Jentoft, Svein, Natasha Stacey, Jackie Sunde, and Miguel González. “The small-scale fisheries of indigenous peoples: A struggle for secure tenure rights.” Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Analysis and Practice (2019): 263-282. [Book]
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  19. Be´ ne´, Christophe, Koane Mindjimba, Emma Belal, Thomas Jolley, and Arthur Neiland. “Inland fisheries, tenure systems and livelihood diversification in Africa: The case of the Yae´ re´ floodplains in Lake Chad Basin.” African Studies 62, no. 2 (2003): 187-212.
  20. Sowman, Merle, and Jackie Sunde. “Social impacts of marine protected areas in South Africa on coastal fishing communities.” Ocean & coastal management 157 (2018): 168-179.
  21. Sunde, Jackie. “Expressions of tenure in South Africa in the context of the small-scale fisheries guidelines.” The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation(2017): 139-163.
  22. Onyango, Paul. “Governance of tenure in the Lake Victoria fisheries, Tanzania.” Land Tenure Journal1 (2013): 67-89.
  23. Fabinyi, Michael. “The role of land tenure in livelihood transitions from fishing to tourism.” Maritime Studies 19, no. 1 (2020): 29-39. [Open Access]
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  25. Chigbu, Uchendu Eugene, Agatha Wanyonyi, Brendah Achungo, Solomon Mkumbwa, Oumar S. Sylla, and Harold Liversage. “Capacity development lessons from tenure security learning initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa (TSLI-ESA).” In World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, March, pp. 19-23. 2018.
  26. Nakamura, Julia, Ratana Chuenpagdee, and Mostafa El Halimi. “Unpacking legal and policy frameworks: A step ahead for implementing the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines.” Marine Policy 129 (2021): 104568.




  1. Opportunities and Challenges in the Lake Turkana Fishery: Building a Sustainable Fisheries Sector
  2. Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Eastern Africa
  3. Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in West and Central Africa: Regional consultation for developing an action plan to implement the SSF Guidelines within the African Union policy framework, 23−25 July 2018, Dakar, Senegal
  4. Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region, December 2016, Mauritius
  5. Lake Victoria Ecology, Resources, Environment by Joseph L. Awange and Obiero Onganga, 2006
  6. Fishing communities and sustainable development in Eastern and Southern Africa: the role of small-scale fisheries, 14 to 17 March 2006, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  
  7. Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa: Creating a conducive and enabling environment for the fish sector to create equitable, social and economic development in Africa, May 2014
  8. Inland Fisheries in Africa Key Issues and Future Investment Opportunities for Sustainable Development
  9. Riparian ecosystem resilience and livelihood strategies under test: lessons from Le Chilwa in Malawi and other lakes in Africa
  10. The Valuation of Riparian Fisheries in Southern and Eastern Africa
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  12. Moses Majid Limuwa, Wales Singini and Trond Storebakken, Is Fish Farming an Illusion for Lake Malawi Riparian Communities under Environmental Changes? Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1453;
  13. Lake Tanganyika Biodiversity Project
  14. Lake Tanganyika: Results and Experiences of the UNDP/GEF
  15. Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation in Lake Tanganyika
  16. Lake Victoria’s bounty: A case for riparian countries’ blue economic investment
  17. Opportunities and Challenges in the Lake Turkana Fishery: Building a Sustainable Fisheries Sector
  18. Perception on fishery trends in Lake Victoria.
  19. Edward H. Allison (2002) Sustainable management of the African Great Lakes: Science for development?, Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 5:3, 315-327
  20. Spawning A Fish Revolution In Africa By Adopting New Aquiculture Technologies
  21. Unlocking the Potential Contribution of Fisheries and Aquaculture to Agricultural Transformation in Africa
  22. A guide for the implementation of the policy framework and reform strategy for fisheries and aquaculture in Africa (2015)
  23. How to Stop Illegal Fishing in Africa: Options for Actions to Ensure Change at National Level (2016)
  24. Partnership for African Fisheries (2014)
  25. FISH to 2030 : Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture
  26. The Potential of the Blue Economy : Increasing Long-term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries
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  28. West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Liberia (2014).
  29. Africa Blue Economy Strategy: Flyer
  30. The Future of Marine Fisheries in the African Blue Economy: 2022
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  33. Fisheries Livelihoods Toward Sustainable Coastal Governance: The Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystem Shellfisheries of West Africa
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  1. The Work of the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (SFLP) in West Africa
  2. New Directions in Fisheries
  3. Decent Work for All: Rethinking Decent Work in the Context of South Africa
  4. Efficient Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Africa
  5. Scoping study on decent work and employment in fisheries and aquaculture: Issues and actions for discussion and programming
  6. Land cover, land use change and related issues in the Lake Victoria basin: States, drivers, future trends and impacts on environment and human livelihoods.
  7. Transforming Livelihoods Along Kenya’s Coastal Areas: (June 23, 2016)
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  22. Cowx, Ian G., and Richard Ogutu‐Owhayo. “Towards sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management in the African Great Lakes.” Fisheries Management and Ecology 26, no. 5 (2019): 397-405.
  23. González, José A., Carlos A. Monteiro, Sandra Correia, Evandro Lopes, Nuno Almeida, Albertino Martins, Inaki Gaztanaga et al. “Current and emerging small-scale fisheries and target species in Cabo Verde, with recommendations for pilot actions favouring sustainable development.” Cybium 44, no. 4 (2020): 355-371.
  24. Uduji, Joseph Ikechukwu, Elda Nduka Okolo-Obasi, and Simplice Asongu. “Women’s participation in the offshore and inshore fisheries entrepreneurship: the role of CSR in Nigeria’s oil coastal communities.” Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy 14, no. 2 (2020): 247-275.
  25. Okafor-Yarwood, Ifesinachi, Nelly I. Kadagi, Nelson AF Miranda, Jacqueline Uku, Isa O. Elegbede, and Ibukun J. Adewumi. “The blue economy–cultural livelihood–ecosystem conservation triangle: the African experience.” Frontiers in Marine Science 7 (2020): 586.




  1. Climate Change and Marine Fisheries in Africa : Assessing Vulnerability and Strengthening Adaptation Capacity (2019)
  2. Mathebula, Jabulane, Tebogo Fish, and Steve Masvaure. “Should the COVID-19 lockdown social relief of distress grant be made permanent?.” CLEAR-AA Policy Brief (2022).
  3. Sowman, M., J. Sunde, T. Pereira, B. Snow, P. Mbatha, and A. James. “Unmasking governance failures: The impact of COVID-19 on small-scale fishing communities in South Africa.” Marine Policy 133 (2021): 104713.
  4. Impact of Climate Change on Africa Aquatic Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Proposed Mitigation Measures.
  5. Khan, Ahmed, Siham Mohamed Ahmed, Cheikh Sarr, Youssouf Kabore, Gracia Kahasha, Lewis Bangwe, Walter Odhiambo et al. “Nourishing nations during pandemics: why prioritize fish diets and aquatic foods in Africa.” Maritime Studies 20, no. 4 (2021): 487-500.
  6. Sowman, Merle. “Participatory and rapid vulnerability assessments to support adaptation planning in small-scale fishing communities of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem.” Environmental Development 36 (2020): 100578.
  7. Aura, Christopher Mulanda, Chrisphine S. Nyamweya, Cyprian O. Odoli, Horace Owiti, James M. Njiru, Patrick W. Otuo, Edna Waithaka, and John Malala. “Consequences of calamities and their management: The case of COVID-19 pandemic and flooding on inland capture fisheries in Kenya.” Journal of Great Lakes Research 46, no. 6 (2020): 1767-1775. 
  8. Muringai, Rodney Tatenda, Paramu Mafongoya, and Romano Trent Lottering. “Sub-Saharan Africa Freshwater Fisheries under Climate Change: A Review of Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Measures.” Fishes 7, no. 3 (2022): 131.
  9. Sekadende, Baraka, Lucy Scott, Jim Anderson, Shankar Aswani, Julius Francis, Zoe Jacobs, Fatma Jebri et al. “The small pelagic fishery of the Pemba Channel, Tanzania: What we know and what we need to know for management under climate change.” Ocean & Coastal Management 197 (2020): 105322.
  10. Muringai, Rodney T., Denver Naidoo, Paramu Mafongoya, and Shenelle Lottering. “The impacts of climate change on the livelihood and food security of small-scale fishers in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.” Journal of Asian and African Studies 55, no. 2 (2020): 298-313.



  1. Empowering women in small-scale fisheries for sustainable food systems
  2. Gender and Small-scale Fisheries in Africa
  3. Women and Gender Participation in the Fisheries Sector In Lake Victoria
  4. Women’s Economic Empowerment in Fisheries
  5. Establishment of the South African Network for Women in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (2021)
  6. A Strategy for Sustainable and Competitive Fisheries and Aquaculture post-harvest chains and Regional Trade in Riparian countries of the Volta Basin  (2015)
  7. The African Development Bank Group Gender Strategy 2021–2025
  8. Kimani, P., Adrien, B., Ward, A. and Ahern, M. 2022. Post-harvest practices for empowering women in small-scale fisheries in Africa – Successful outcomes and guidance. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1241. Rome, FAO. [Available in English and French]
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  10. Beatrice Gorez , 2022. Making fish worth its weight in gold: granting better access to markets for women in African artisanal fisheries.
  11. Cole, Steven M., Alexander M. Kaminski, Cynthia McDougall, Alexander S. Kefi, Pamela A. Marinda, Modern Maliko, and Johans Mtonga. “Gender accommodative versus transformative approaches: a comparative assessment within a post-harvest fish loss reduction intervention.” Gender, Technology and Development 24, no. 1 (2020): 48-65.
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  19. Atkins, M., C. McDougall, and P. J. Cohen. “COVID-19 impacts on women fish processors and traders in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights and recommendations for building forward better.” (2021).
  20. Totobesola, Mireille, Robert Delve, Jean d’Amour Nkundimana, Leonardo Cini, Francesca Gianfelici, Brighton Mvumi, Silvia Gaiani, Alessandra Pani, Alejandra Safa Barraza, and Rosa S. Rolle. “A holistic approach to food loss reduction in Africa: food loss analysis, integrated capacity development and policy implications.” Food Security (2022): 1-15.
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  22. Kaminski, Alexander Michael, Steven Michael Cole, Robin Elizabeth Al Haddad, Alexander Shula Kefi, Alex Dennis Chilala, Gethings Chisule, Kelvin Ntaswila Mukuka, Catherine Longley, Shwu Jiau Teoh, and Ansen Ronald Ward. “Fish losses for whom? A gendered assessment of post-harvest losses in the barotse floodplain fishery, Zambia.” Sustainability 12, no. 23 (2020): 10091.
  23. Cole, Steven M., Alexander M. Kaminski, Cynthia McDougall, Alexander S. Kefi, Pamela A. Marinda, Modern Maliko, and Johans Mtonga. “Gender accommodative versus transformative approaches: a comparative assessment within a post-harvest fish loss reduction intervention.” Gender, Technology and Development 24, no. 1 (2020): 48-65.
  24. Olapade, Olufemi J., and Daniella F. Sesay. “Women involvement in the fishery activities of two coastal communities in Sierra Leone.” African Journal of Agricultural Research 14, no. 5 (2019): 279-286.
  25. Bradford, Kirsten, and Robert Eliakim Katikiro. “Fighting the tides: A review of gender and fisheries in Tanzania.” Fisheries Research 216 (2019): 79-88.
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