Updated Jan 29, 2018CLOSED

Improved Regional Fisheries in Western Africa

Offered by European Commission

Most of the significant West African fisheries can be characterised as either targeting shared fish stocks or fisheries of common interest, and these can only be managed effectively through regional cooperation. The interventions foreseen under the new regional fisheries programme funded by the EU (PESCAO) will therefore seek to promote a regional approach to fisheries management.The global objective of the PESCAO Programme is to enhance the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa.
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CLOSEDFeb 27, 2018Deadline
€1,000,000 - €1,500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
CountryCape Verde, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, The, Benin, Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and Sierra Leone
Focus AreasAquaculture (Agriculture)
Multiple parties can submit an application, however one lead applicant must be identified. In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
-operate under independent management and financial autonomy or be able to provide evidence of formal permission and support from the relevant national authorities to undertake the proposed action.
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or in an ECOWAS member state (+ Mauritania) or in a European Economic Area member state or an ACP state. This obligation does not apply to international organisations and
-be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary

and either

-a scientific institute, provided that they have a specific mandate or professional purpose related to at least one of the Priority Issues, ; or
- a West African or International NGO, or other relevant representative of civil society ; or,
- an international organisation.

Other Requirements

OtherAll lead applicants must be able to provide evidence of the successful implementation and completion of at least one project of comparable size and nature during the five years preceding the deadline for submission of the Concept Note.

Application Directions

Apply online through European Commission portal


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