Sustainable fisheries management
NFDS supports sustainable fisheries management in marine and freshwater systems by, for example, developing fisheries management plans, monitoring programmes, assessing fisheries partnerships and agreements.
Combatting illegal fishing and fisheries crime
NFDS combats illegal fishing and fisheries crime by, for example, assessing risks, evaluating MCS systems, providing technical advice, assistance and intelligence, developing and implementing MCS tools and strategies.
Fisheries policy and legislation
NFDS reviews and develops fisheries legislation and policies, develops policy briefs, and also provides legal assessments and guidance in terms of MCS and fisheries management.
Regional cooperation for sustainable development
NFDS promotes cooperation and collaboration to support sustainable development of natural resources, for example through facilitating a coordinated approach in international processes and drafting regional policy.
Fisheries value chains, aquaculture, trade and consumption
NFDS carries out surveys and market analyses, produces research studies as well as organises outreach and awareness events, to promote sustainable, efficient and transparent fisheries value chains and increased fish consumption.
Environment and ecosystem approaches
NFDS prepares state of the environment reports, analyses transboundary, multi-sector issues and challenges and prepares strategic action plans for ocean and river basin ecosystems.
Climate change adaptation
NFDS supports climate change adaptation in fisheries through vulnerability assessments, identification of adaptation actions as well as support in implementing these.
To support capacity building, NFDS provides capacity needs assessments, capacity building plans, development, execution and management of training courses, and the design and evaluation of higher education courses.
Awareness and communication
To promote positive change, NFDS produces and publishes various types of briefs (e.g. policy briefs, lessons learned, general awareness promotion pamphlets), position papers, case studies, as well as more substantive publications.
Project development and evaluation
NFDS has vast experience in project and programme evaluations, institutional reviews, project portfolio reviews, as well as fisheries agreement reviews.
NFDS is a consultancy with Norwegian roots and long standing presence in Africa. We specialise in work relating to natural resources, the environment and development, primarily in Africa but also in other parts of the world. Our clients and partners consist of governments, donor agencies, regional bodies, global financial institutions, the UN as well as private trusts and foundations.
We provide services and expertise in the following areas:
- Sustainable fisheries management
- Combatting illegal fishing and fisheries crime
- Fisheries policy and legislation
- Regional cooperation for sustainable development
- Fisheries value chains, trade and consumption
- Environment and ecosystem approaches
- Climate change adaptation
- Capacity building
- Awareness and communication
- Project development and evaluation