Liberia’s NaFAA signs two fisheries projects with FAO

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Liberia signed two cardinal projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in order to strengthen the West African country’s fisheries sector.

The country’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) said the expected outcome of ‘Livelihood Empowerment of Women in Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) during and after COVID-19’ project is aimed at ensuring food security and poverty reduction.

Another project titled ‘Assessment of Sea Cucumber Fisheries along the coast in Liberia’ aims to create a sea cucumber management plan which will be reportedly the first of its kind in the Gulf of Guinea.

“I would like to say thanks FAO for its prompt intervention that would help bring about holistic assessment of sea cucumber fisheries in Liberian waters. The government through NaFAA wrote to FAO for technical support,” the Director General of NaFAA, Emma Metieh Glassco said.