Mauritania - Artisanal Fisheries Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jun 1988
Signature Date 31 Aug 1989
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 1999
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 1999
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31320
Commitment U.A 5,148,080.69
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Artisanal Fisheries Development Project is part of the 1985-1988 Economic and Financial Recovery Programme (PREF). This is a pilot project for the training of new fishermen and their integration into working life. In particular, the project envisages the construction of a training center comprising a main base, two secondary bases and a credit component that will enable fishermen to be equipped with boats, outboard motors and nets. It also contributes significantly to the supply of fishery products to the southern half of the country since the quantities placed on the market are expected to increase by 50% compared to the availability in cruise mode. The Artisanal Fisheries Development Project has three main components, namely (i) training of artisanal fishermen apprentices; (ii) support for the installation of fishermen; (iii) support research, monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The project aims to promote small-scale fishing in the southern coastal area of Mauritania (south of Cape Timiris) in order to create new jobs and develop the supply of sea products to the internal market. The main objectives are as follows: (i) train 340 new fishermen; (ii) provide these new fishermen and 160 young people in the Imaragen fishing community with adequate means of production (90 boats); (iii) place on the market an additional 5000t of fish production; (iv) support accompanying research to clarify the fishing potential available for artisanal fishing.


The main beneficiaries of the project are, in the first place, artisanal fishermen settled in the project area, women processors fish trained and women involved in the processing of fishery products. The other beneficiaries are women fish sellers and the entire population.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-AAF-001
Last Update 26 May 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Mauritania