17 February 2021, Guyana - A fisherman on a fishing boat on his way to market. Guyana is the world's largest producer of Atlantic seabob, a commercially important shrimp captured from the Atlantic coast of the US all the way down to Brazil.
Seabob landed by artisanal fishers and bycatch of commercial value, including white belly shrimp, are processed into dried and smoked products or sold fresh on local markets.
FISH4ACP aims to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Atlantic seabob fisheries in Guyana. The Marine Steward Council certification obtained in 2019 will help to consolidate the position of the sector in existing markets and facilitate access to new ones.
FISH4CP is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS) implemented by FAO with funding from the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Cooperation and Development (BMZ).