Togo: Fish production at the Nangbéto Lake grows by more than 400% since 2012

Agriculture
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:15
Togo: Fish production at the Nangbéto Lake grows by more than 400% since 2012

(Togo First) - From 600 tons in 2012, fish production at the Nangbéto Lake has risen to 3,200 tons in 2019. 

The significant increase is attributable to the Nangbéto Lake Fisheries Management Plan which falls under the Agricultural Support Project (PASA). 

Adopted in 2013, this plan aims at preventing the exhaustion of fish resources in the lake concerned, due to its inappropriate exploitation mainly. Besides, according to the office for fisheries and aquaculture, it helped improve living standards of communities living near the Lake and reinforced the legal-institutional framework regulating fishing. 

For the sector’s actors, the plan should consolidate existing achievements, by improving co-management and monitoring fish processing and sales.

Let’s recall that more than 22,000 people work in Togo’s fishery sector. The latter contributes nearly 4.5% of GDP for a yearly output of about 25,000 tons.

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