A Mid Term Review of ACP Fish I acknowledged certain positive outcomes but noted that the project had a limited impact regarding its objective of strengthening fisheries management. It was recognised that a second phase of this project was needed to focus on the broad governance issues in fisheries and on policies, institutions and processes that underpin them.Services Provided:
The consultation phase commenced with a briefing and planning week in Brussels. The team then reviewed and analyzed the existing feasibility study, focusing on key issues relating to project outcomes and sustainability. The consultation phase also included a detailed review other all ACP regional on-going and pipeline programmes in fisheries management financed by the EC and other donors.
A Field Mission Phase where the team visited specific countries and regional organisations in relation with the desk study results in West Africa (Cotonou and Senegal), the Pacific (New Caledonia and Fiji) and East/Southern Africa (Uganda and Mozambique).
The final publication phase pulled together the consultants’ own assessment of the feasibility study and stakeholder views gained during the assignments, to provide the following information to the Commission, including (i) the identification of priority areas of intervention, (ii) recommendations on measures to tackle pertinent questions relevant to the success of fisheries policy, (iii) an appropriate framework to implement the programme ACP-FISH II, (iv) an identification Fiche and (v) a feasibility report with a draft financing proposal for the ACP Fish II.