The ACP Fish II is the second phase of an EU programme, which has as its overall objective “to contribute to the sustainable and equitable management of fisheries in ACP countries”. The ACP Fish II aims to foster improved institutional capacity for fisheries and aquatic resources management. It specifically addresses knowledge requirements for sustainable management in ACP countries at all levels of decision-making.
Implementation of the project, which will be conducted under decentralized management through a Coordination Unit (CU) based in Brussels and six Regional Facilitation Units (RFUs) located in Belize, Gabon, Senegal, Uganda, Mozambique and Fiji, commenced in the latter half of 2009. In relation to the Caribbean the first activity, a Regional Needs Assessment Workshop was held in Belize on 27-28 October 2009. The primary objective of the Needs Assessment Workshop was to propose broad activities for each component that could be supported under the ACP Fish II Programme.