June 2018 — Mark Ssemakula (Project Officer) and Sally Frankcom (Communications Officer) attended the sixth meeting of the West Africa Task Force of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), held in Lomé, Togo on 5th to 7th June 2018.
Opening the meeting Togo, Tezike Madadozi of the Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries said, ‘The West Africa Task Force shows the will and efforts of FCWC countries to fight IUU fishing. Our heads of States and leaders have given great importance to the fisheries sector, in Togo the President and his government value fisheries and the blue economy as key components of development. This meeting will allow the sharing of ideas, projects and initiatives, and will help to plan relevant actions. This will help to put in place robust monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) systems.’