Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile for Cape Verde Islands
- aquatic species caught by country or area, by species items, by
FAO major fishing areas, and year, for all commercial, industrial,
recreational and subsistence purposes. The harvest from mariculture,
aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is also included.
Information on Cape Verde Islands from Wikipedia - The
Republic of Cape Verde (Portuguese: Cabo Verde, IPA: ['kabu 'veɾdɨ])
is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion
of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa. The
previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the
Portuguese in the fifteenth century (though there may have been
earlier discoveries). The country is named after Cap Vert (meaning
Green Cape) in Senegal, the westernmost point of continental Africa.
Cape Verde Islands are in the Atlantic Ocean, 620km west of
Mauritania on the west coast
of Africa . There are 10 major
islands (9 of them inhabited) and 5 islets, all of volcanic origin
and grouped into the Barlavento (Windward) group (Santo Antão, São
Vicente, Santa Luzia, Ilheu Branco, Ilheu Raso, São Nicolau, Sal and
Boa Vista) to the north and the Sotavento (Leeward) group (Maio,
Santiago, Fogo and Brava) to the south. The contrast between the
"flat" islands like Sal, Boavista and Maio and the "mountainous"
islands like Santo Antão and Fogo is very dramatic indeed.
Government of Cape
Verde Website - Republica de Cabo Verde
Sustainable Seafood Development Alliance - WASSDA supports
the sustainable development of the West African fisheries and
seafood sector. The Alliance fosters awareness of economic,
environmental and social concerns pertaining to the fisheries and
seafood sector in West Africa and provides public and private sector
stakeholders with a platform to exchange useful information and best
practices towards a sustainable seafood sector. WASSDA fosters
cooperation among West African seafood sector stakeholders in order
to support sustainable seafood socio-economic and long-term
environmental development in conjunction with the preservation of
African fishing industry competitiveness in the global market.The
Alliance builds networks among the full spectrum of seafood
professionals in West Africa - from fishermen, traders, fishmongers,
scientists, conservationists, marine authorities, to policymakers -
providing a variety of workshop programs, offering a platform for
sharing best practices, fostering awareness of and dialogue on good
fishing methods and ocean health and sustainability issues.
AQUASTAT is FAO's global information
system on water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Division. It
collects, analyses and disseminates data and information by country and by
region. Its aim is to provide users interested in global, regional and national
analyses with comprehensive information related to water resources and
agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on countries in
Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Information for Cape Verde
Health Index Cape Verde - The Ocean Health Index is a valuable tool for the
ongoing assessment of ocean health. By providing a means to advance
comprehensive ocean policy and compare future progress, the Index
can inform decisions about how to use or protect marine ecosystems.
The Index is a collaborative effort, made possible through
contributions from more than 65 scientists/ocean experts and
partnerships between organizations including the National Center for
Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Sea Around Us, Conservation
International, National Geographic, and the New England Aquarium.
Information for Cape Verde