What We Propose

We want to increase investment in businesses that are associated with the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. In order to achieve this we will:

  • Research and share the information that demonstrates the exciting potential within the sector.
  • Identify with our partners the opportunities and constraints facing private sector growth in fisheries and aquaculture, and through this, developing innovative financing mechanisms.
  • Facilitate the bringing together of partners that are critical to the success of any business: the investors, the innovators and the entrepreneurs.
  • Lobby through broader involvement in the Partnership for African fisheries, for an environment that enables and empowers the private sector to do business in fisheries and establish a Fisheries and Aquaculture Investment Fund.

Who We Are

We are a working group of the Partnership for African Fisheries, a programme of the NEPAD Agency, dedicated to increasing the contribution made by Africa’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors to economic growth, food security and job creation.

  • Our belief is that a sustainable fisheries and aquaculture industry that contributes to growth is not only attainable, but essential.
  • Our vision is that growth will be driven by investment.
  • Our mission is to bring together influential partners to identify the opportunities and constraints to investment in the sector. We believe that doing so will radically increase levels of investment in the sector.

Established in January 2011, we are an informal partnership led by the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Founding members include The University of Greenwich, the NEPAD Agency and The Global Program on Fisheries, based at the World Bank. Membership requires no contribution, other than a commitment to exploring the possibilities offered by the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Africa.


John Linton
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Chatham Maritime
Work +44 (0)20 8331 9000
Fax +44 (0)20 8331 8145
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Headway Hill, 1258 Lever Road
Midrand, South Africa
PO Box 1234, Halfway House
1685, South Africa
Work +27 11 313 3911
Fax +27 11 313 3086

For any queries please contact:

Thatohatsi Motsoane
Work +27 82 057 4147