The Republic of Madagascar has been a FiTI Candidate Country since December 2022.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and is home to one of the world’s most biodiverse ocean habitats. Marine fishing and fish trade are central to Madagascar’s society, providing jobs, nutritious food and a source of government revenue, and representing an important element in the fabric of the nation’s culture and tradition.

Commitment to implement the FiTI:27 September 2021
FiTI Lead Ministry:Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy
FiTI National Lead:Ms Narindra Raharison
Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:Mr Will May
National implementation partner(s):Blue Ventures

Candidate application

The FiTI International Board approved Madagascar’s Candidate application on 5 December 2022. The official documents were submitted by Ms Narindra Raharison, Director of Legal Affairs and Litigation at the Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy, and FiTI National Lead for Madagascar.

FiTI Reports

Madagascar’s first FiTI Report, covering calendar year 2022, is due by December 2023.


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Relevant posts

  • Madagascar becomes third FiTI Candidate Country!
    Madagascar has been accepted into the FiTI as an official Candidate Country, making it the third country globally to be granted this status after Mauritania in 2018 and Seychelles in 2020. The FiTI International Board debated and approved Madagascar’s candidate application on 5 December 2022 during its 19th Board meeting.
  • Small-scale fishers in Madagascar learn about transparency in fisheries management
    A series of national workshops held along the west coast of Madagascar over September and early October saw a variety of small-scale fishing communities sensitised on the value of fisheries transparency for their livelihoods.
  • Key stakeholders in Madagascar sensitised on benefits of FiTI implementation
    Last week, the FiTI International Secretariat conducted a four-day country mission to Madagascar, principally to deliver two workshops to key national stakeholders on the benefits the country’s implementation of the FiTI holds for their respective roles.
  • Madagascar formalises its FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group
    Antananarivo, 14 September 2022. Today, the FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) for Madagascar was officially formalised in a workshop held at the Carlton Hotel, Antananarivo. The workshop, which was attended by roughly 40 participants, saw the members of the FiTI National MSG trained on their roles and responsibilities and engage in lengthy discussions on the opportunities and constraints facing the implementation of the FiTI in Madagascar.
  • Madagascar officially launches national multi-stakeholder process at FiTI workshop
    Antananarivo, 3 May 2022. Today, the government of Madagascar officially launched its national FiTI implementation process during a one-day multi-stakeholder workshop held in the capital Antananarivo. The workshop was attended by around 85 participants, including officials from the Madagascan government, private sector (including both industrial and small-scale representatives), and civil society sector, in addition to technical and financial partners.
  • Madagascar joins FiTI!
    30 September 2021 – In another milestone for global transparency efforts in marine fisheries management, the government of Madagascar has declared its public commitment to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). The country’s commitment was conveyed via an official letter sent by Paubert Mahatante, Madagascar’s Minister for Fisheries and Blue Economy, to Dr Valeria Merino, Chair of the FiTI International Board.
  • Indian Ocean Islands, East African countries collaborate to enhance transparency and participation in fisheries
    For two days, over 30 representatives from the fishing industry, civil society, governments and fishing administrations from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique as well as international stakeholders, met on Mahé Island, Seychelles, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).