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The African Heads of State and Government, through the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods (Doc.Assembly/AU/2/(XXIII), committed to boosting Intra-African trade in Agricultural commodities and services.Additionally, the Heads of State and Government resolved to triple trade in agricultural commodities and services by 2025;and fish was enlisted as one of the priority commodities to spearhead improved trade. In 2014, the African Heads States and Governmental endorsed the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa (PFRS), among which priority is the promotion of responsible and equitable fish trade and marketing by significantly harnessing the benefits of Africa’s fisheries and aquaculture endowments.

In response to the above, the Fish Trade project has been established to facilitate the development of trade in fish and fisheries products in the African region by generating information and knowledge through research that will inform important policy decision making and their implementation.