SP-SFIF: West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP)

Project Summary

The combined development objective/global objective of the proposed West Africa Regional Fisheries Program is to sustainably increase the overall wealth generated by the exploitation of the marine fisheries resources of West Africa, and the proportion of that wealth captured by West African countries. The combined development objective/global objective of the proposed APL 1 project would be to strengthen the capacity of Cape Verde, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone to govern and manage targeted fisheries, reduce illegal fishing and increase local value added to fish products.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
CSRP, Ministry of Fisheries & Martime Economy (Mauritania), Ministry of Mariime Economy (Senegal); Dep. Of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries & Maritime Economy (Guinea-Bissau), Ministry of Fisheries & Aquaculture (Guinea), Ministry of Marine Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
450,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
46,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,000,000 USD
Total Cost 56,450,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
28 Nov 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Feb 2008
Concept Approved
13 Feb 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Sep 2009
Project closed
15 Dec 2014