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Some of the organisations involved in fisheries and marine protection in West Africa


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ACP-Fish II Programme (EU)


ATLAFCO - Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

CoFish logo

CoFish West Africa

EAF Nansen logo

EAF-Nansen project

ICCAT logo

ICCAT - International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement



GOOS logo


IODE logo


IOC-UNESCO - International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

GOOS - Global Ocean Observing System of IOC-UNESCO


IOC-UNESCO/UNDP/GEF Project "Adaptation to Coastal and Climate Change in West Africa (ACCC)"

IODE - International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange

ODIN Africa - Ocean Data and Information Network of Africa

African Marine Atlas

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FIBA - Fondation Internationale du Banc d'Arguin

FAO logo

CCLME logo

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

CCLME - Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

CECAF - Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic

GEF logo

GEF - Global Environment Facility

ASCLME - Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project

BCC - Benguela Current Commission

GCLME - Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

SWIOFP - South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project

IUCN logo

IUCN West Africa

PARTAGE - Projet d'Appui à la Gestion des Pêches Artisanales Transfrontalières (under construction)

MAVA logo MAVA - Fondation pour la nature

NEPAD logo

NEPAD - New Partnership for Africa's Development

PAF - Partnership for African Fisheries

NORAD logo NORAD - Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

PRCM logo

PRCM - Programme Regional de Conservation de la Zone Cotiêre et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest

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PROFISH - Global Program of Fisheries of World Bank

PRAO - Regional Project on Fisheries in West Africa (SRFC/World Bank/GEF)


RAMPAO - Réseau Régional des Aires Marines Protegées d'Afrique de l'Ouest
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REPAO - Réseau sur les politiques de pêche en Afrique de l’Ouest

ENDA DIAPOL - Prospectives Dialogues Politiques

Sida logo Sida - Swedish International Development Assistance Agency

CSRP logo

SRFC - Sub-regional Fisheries Commission

UNEP logo

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Abidjan Convention Secretariat of UNEP

Wetlands logo Wetlands International - Africa office

WWF logo

WWF WAMER - World Wildlife Fund West Africa Marine Ecoregion


Regional Coordinating Unit
Dakar, Senegal
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Supported by GEF IW:LEARN