Cabo Verde

The government of the Republic of Cabo Verde has publicly committed to implement the FiTI.

A public commitment demonstrates a sincere intention of the country’s government to increase transparency in fisheries management through the FiTI. However, the commitment should not be misinterpreted as official acceptance into the initiative. Only when such a commitment is followed by concrete implementation activities (such as the establishment of a FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group or the agreement on the country’s first FiTI workplan) and the subsequent approval of the country’s Candidate Application by the FiTI International Board will Cabo Verde be formally recognised as an FiTI implementing country.

In Cabo Verde, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), 80 percent of the population lives in near the coast. Coastal fisheries play a huge part in the food, nutrition, livelihoods and local economies of the island nation. However, overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting increasing pressure on fisheries resources in the nine-inhabited islands archipelagic small State.

Commitment to implement the FiTI:March 2020 (Commitment letter)
FiTI Lead Ministry:Ministry of the Sea (Resolution n. 33/2022)
FiTI National Lead:Ms Iolanda Brites
Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:Mr Mansor Ndour
National implementation partner(s):Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM)

Candidate application

The government of Cabo Verde has not submitted an official Candidate application to the FiTI International Board yet.

FiTI Reports

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Relevant posts

  • Fisheries stakeholders in Cabo Verde discuss setup of FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group
    Mindelo, 12 October 2022. Stakeholders in Cabo Verde gathered today to discuss the next steps for the country to become a recognised FiTI Candidate country, in accordance with the FiTI Standard. Cabo Verde’s Minister of the Sea, Mr Abraão Vicente, presided over the opening ceremony of this multi-stakeholder workshop, conducted at the Instituto do Mar (IMAR) in Cova de Inglesa in São Vicente.
  • Irish Aid supports FiTI to increase transparency in four African SIDS
    11 November 2020. Irish Aid approved today a grant to the FiTI for increasing transparency and multi-stakeholder collaboration in fisheries management among four Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Africa: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Mauritius, and Sao Tomé and Principe.
  • Cabo Verde joins FiTI!
    Mindelo, 12 February 2020 – The Minister of Maritime Economy, Dr. Paulo Lima Veiga, with the due authorization of the Council of Ministers, declared today Cabo Verde’s unequivocally commitment to the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).
  • PRCM & FiTI join forces to promote fisheries transparency in West Africa
    CONAKRY – 27 October 2017. The FiTI International Secretariat and the West African Regional Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme (PRCM) formalised their cooperation in promoting more responsible and sustainable fisheries through enhanced transparency and participation in the West African coastal countries. Both organisations have been working together since 2016 to accompany the FiTI implementation in Guinea, upon request from the Guinean Government.
  • SRFC & FiTI Secretariat partner to enhance transparent and inclusive fisheries
    DAKAR/BERLIN, 18 May 2016. Efforts to enhance sustainable fisheries are stepping up in the West-African region, after the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) and the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) signed a partnership agreement to promote transparency and participation in fisheries.