The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on Wednesday said fisheries and aquaculture play a significant role in Africa’s economy, food security and nutrition.
Dr Bernice McLean, a Senior Programme Officer for Fisheries, NEPAD, made the assertion at a stakeholders’ workshop on the Pre-Assessment of the Semi-Industrial Shrimp Fishery in Lagos.
“Fisheries and aquaculture played a significant role in Africa’s economy, food security and nutrition,’’ McLean said.
She said that the important contribution of fisheries resources to continental transformation as part of the Blue Economy was recognised in the very first aspiration of Agenda 2063.
The agenda is entitled: “The Africa We Want’’.
“This envisions a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. Read more