Liberia Gets Approval For US$21 Million Fisheries Project

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Ms. Diarietou Gaye Director, Strategy and Operations Africa Region (second in command ) shaking hands with NaFAA Director General Mrs. Emma M. GlasscoO Region

On the margins of 63rd Session of the United Nations Convention on the Status of Women ongoing in the United States of America, the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA has held talks with World Bank officials relative to the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP)) in Liberia. The discussions centered on a WARFP’s 21 million dollars fisheries project.

According to a dispatch from Washington DC, the Bank funding will be used to construct a modern state – of – the – art fishing and processing facilities and the establishment of landing jetties in targeted five coastal counties including Montserrado.

Among the eight regional countries, Liberia has made significant progress, prompting the Bank to grant approval to proceed with the second phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project WARFP.

During discussions at the World Bank Headquarters Director General Glassco named Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing, marine pollution as well as climate change as some of the challenges confronting the fisheries sector.