The project provided technical assistance to the small-scale fishery communities in an effort to address the common problems facing them, particularly heavy post-harvest losses, poor product quality and difficulties in marketing. The overall objectives of the project were to
a) improve the performance of small-scale fisheries in Mozambique and Angola;
b) increase intra-regional trade;
c) facilitate access to global markets.
The objectives of the project are in line with the national development plans of the two countries, with particular emphasis on improving the living standard of the population, promoting fish supply and increasing income for small-scale fishermen.
The project started in September 2007 and was completed in 2011. During the years, project progress made includes:
The dissemination of the project outputs to the private and public stakeholders in the fisheries sector of both countries impacted heavily on the local fishery industry. Radio broadcasts announce fish prices to the general public once a week in Maputo. During the training activities, fishermen, traders and regulatory agency officials from both countries accumulated considerable hands on experience. One international meeting was organized in Maputo to disseminate the results of the project. Dissemination was also done through various publications in EUROFISH and INFOFISH Magazines.