Official Name: Republic of Guinea
Independence Day: 2 October 1958
Currency: Guinean franc (GNF)
- Guinea’s fish export ban by the European Union was lifted through fisheries and aquaculture policy, institutional and systems reform
- Through the Fisheries Pilot Programmes in West Africa (WAPP) initiative, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme supported Guinea in preparing its investment portfolio for submission to the World Bank. Guinea successfully received funding from the World Bank which has enabled the implementation of the investment.
- Supported the improvement of Guinea’s delivery mechanism. International consultants were paired with local expertise in order to transfer skills, improve ownership and ease implementation in Guinea.
- The fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Guinea were supported by NEPAD’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme in developing a Fisheries Strategy Framework for 2016-2020, an investment plan and four project documents contributed to the reformation of the sector.
- Further, a study was commissioned on value chains for Fish and Fisheries. The outcomes of the study informed the revised regulation on fish and fishery products and the procedure manual of the competent authorities. As a result, Guinea’s legal and institutional framework for fisheries governance and trade was strengthened.
- Infrastructure and improved technology was deployed and 20 officers were trained in fish handling and sanitary control.
- The process of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Reform in Guinea contributed to the lifting of the fisheries export ban by the European Union.
- Africa’s voice on fisheries and aquaculture was increased through lobbying for the election of Guinea to the Chairmanship of FAO’s Committee of Fisheries (COFI) from 2018-2020, and supporting the African Regional Group in the formulation of inputs for the 32nd session of COFI.