The African Platform for Regional Institutions in Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Systems





The African Platform for Regional Institutions in Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Systems (APRIFAAS) is a dynamic network of regional organizations dedicated to advancing fisheries and aquaculture governance in Africa. Established in 2015 under the auspices of the African Fisheries Reform Mechanism (AFRM), APRIFAAS brings together a diverse group of regional institutions committed to the sustainable development of aquatic resources on the continent.

Our Mission:
At APRIFAAS, our primary mission is to support the execution of key policy frameworks and reform strategies for fisheries and aquaculture in Africa. We align our efforts with the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods, the African Union Agenda 2063, and the Sustainable Development Goals. By fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and advocating for policy reforms, we aim to drive positive change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector across Africa.


We facilitate bi-annual meetings and general assemblies to share information, align work plans, and develop joint initiatives among our members. Our key activities include harmonizing fisheries programs with African Union policies, representing the African voice in global forums, and mobilizing resources to support our work. We also maintain an information portal and a quarterly electronic newsletter to promote knowledge sharing and communication among members.

Secretariat and Contact
The APRIFAAS Secretariat is proudly hosted by the African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), located in Nairobi, Kenya. If you have any inquiries or wish to connect with us, please feel free to reach out to us at or visit our website at

If you are a regional organization interested in promoting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, we invite you to become a member of APRIFAAS. Together, we can make a significant impact on the future of aquatic resources in Africa and work towards a more prosperous, food-secure, and sustainable continent.

Join us on this exciting journey as we collaborate, advocate, and innovate for the betterment of Africa's fisheries and aquaculture sector. Together, we can shape a brighter future for all.

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