SURVEY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PELAGIC FISH RESOURCES.
Ivory Coast, 1970 (The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire from 1 January 1986). In order to asses and develop the pelagic fish resources of its coastal waters, the Government has requested UN Development Programme (Special Fund) assistance.
Surveys, research, experimental fishing and training are being carried out by the executing agency, FAO. Studies into the biology and the evaluation of pelagic fish such as the Sardinella and bonga (Ethmalosa fimbriata) species, and the comparison of yields with different methods of fishing are included. Various activities of the Project are carried out on a research vessel, the "Thue Junior", and in the Project laboratory at Abidjan. Commencing in 1967, the four-year Project is financed by a UNDP(SF) allocation of $1.273,300, with a Government contribution in kind of just under $1 million.
Fish wharf in the port of Abidjan. The boxes contain Sardinella.