Guinea - Artisanal Fishing and Fish Farming Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Jun 2000
Signature Date 18 Aug 2000
Planned Completion Date 31 Jan 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jan 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31320
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 4,847,669.26
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Artisanal Fishing and Fish Farming Development Project is conceived because of the will of the Government and the African Development Bank to remove these major constraints which still hinder the sustainable development of fishing and aquaculture. It aims to strengthen the people’s food security and reduce poverty. The project is expected to give the two sub-sectors of fisheries and aquaculture, the role that must be theirs in the economy of the country, including the creation of wealth, alleviation of poverty and the strengthening of food security and improving the living conditions of local populations. Indeed, the development of the fishing sector is still confronted with major constraints mainly related to the absence of: (i) landing facilities (on-shore services), (ii) appropriate credit for operators in the sector, and (iii) poor coastal surveillance. The PDPAP should therefore address these major constraints to ensure the sustainable management of the country's fisheries resources by focusing on: (i) protection of stocks through the close monitoring of the coastal maritime zone; (ii) strengthening of fisheries research activities; (iii) training of fish farmers, and the construction of a hatchery; (iv) establishment of a credit system and support to women for their trading and marketing activities; (v) construction of fishing bases; and (vi) financing, by means of a credit line, of the actors of the sector for the realization of the service infrastructures. The project comprises the following components: (a) Fish Farming and Inland Fishery Development; (b) Artisanal Maritime Fishery Development; (c) Support to the National Fishery Surveillance Centre; (d) Accommodating Research; (e) Credit Development; and (f) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the project is to improve food security in the rural areas and increase exports. The overall objective is to increase fish production by 12.000 tons through improvement of the production and processing conditions, promotion of fish-farming in the rural areas and more effective coastal patrols.


Artisanal fishermen, industrial fishermen, fish farmers and fishmongers, processors and fish traders are the main beneficiaries of the PDPAP actions. The project's actions are expected to affect around 14,000 people including 7,700 artisanal fishers, 2,850 inland fishermen, 300 fish farmers and 500 women fishmongers, processors and fish sellers. The other beneficiaries of the PDPAP would be the deconcentrated services of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) and the partner structures of the project, which would see their human, financial and logistical resources strengthened.

Participating Organization

Nigerian Trust Fund
Government Of Guinea
Ministry of Fisheries and Fish Farming


IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-AAF-006
Last Update 15 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre

Geographic Location

Country Guinea