Somalia Fisheries Forum

Somalia Fisheries

Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Overview

Presented by Shuraako and Secure Fisheries (programs of One Earth Future), and the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries, the Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 served as a platform for dialogue and collaboration for sustainable progress in Somalia’s fishing sector. Somalia boasts the longest coastline in continental Africa and has the potential to support a robust and productive fishing industry. Currently, the domestic fishing sector is relatively small due to recent conflict and insufficient regulation and enforcement.

The Forum explored various themes, including implementing fisheries management, increasing consumer demand, expanding production and processing, and financing fishing companies. The conference was organized to address broad tracks of Finance, Strategy, and Management (as seen below).

FORUM TRACKS                    TOPICS EXPLORED

Finance Strategy Somalia Fisheries

Who Attended

This conference brought together fisheries management experts, donors, technical experts, development partners, and Somalia’s fishing community. The aim was to engage in a series of practical discussions to organize, collaborate, and advance Somalia’s fishing sector.

People at Somalia Fisheries Forum

Video: Inside Somali Fishing

 

Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Sponsors

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Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Agenda

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

07:00 - 14:00
Registration
09:00 - 10:00
Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote Address
11:00 - 12:15
Transition Break
12:15 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Plenary 1: The Future of Fisheries in Somalia
15:30 - 15:45
Transition Break
15:45 - 17:00
Plenary 2: Business Climate, Obstacles and Needs for Investments in Fisheries
17:00 - 18:30
Transition Break
18:30 - 20:30
Evening Reception

 

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

08:00 - 09:00
Welcome Remarks
09:00 - 10:00
Breakout 1: The Impacts of Overfishing and IUU Fishing on the Somali Fishing Sector.
Breakout 2: Fish Handling, Quality Control and Certification Requirements
10:00 - 10:45
Transition Break
10:45 - 12:15
Breakout 3: State Policies and Support of Somali Fishing Sector 
Breakout 4: Skill Gaps and Opportunities in the Fishing Sector 
12:15 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Breakout 5: SME Finance Needs for the Fishing Sector
Breakout 6: Building Management and Reporting Capacity
15:30 - 15:45
Transition Break
15:45 - 17:15
Breakout 7: Developing Value Chains
Breakout 8: Introduction to Project Badweyn: Mapping Somali Coastal Resources 
17:45 - 18:30
Networking and Trade Show 

 

DAY 3: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

08:00 - 08:15
Welcome Remarks
08:15 - 09:30
Plenary 3: International Support for Somali Fisheries
09:30 - 10:00
Plenary 4: Closing Remarks and Ways Forward 
10:00 - 14:30
Training Workshop:  Youth Training Workshop on Practical Skills such as the Basics of Fish Handling and Processing Techniques 

Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Photos