Specialist Consulting Services
The nature of this work relates mostly to fisheries programmes for the World Bank (developing world) and the United Nations (Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations). We also conduct ecolabel assessments conducted for the Marine Stewardship Council. These assessments are conducted through recognised Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) such as Control Union Pesca and Loyd's Register. Full assessments undertaken include russian pollock, PNA tuna, tristan lobster and Namibian hake among others. Pre-assessments include tuna, octopus, world linefish, and the entirety of the South African national sectors. Further details on services provided by the MSC and their register of Technical and Associates can be found here.
Current projects include the development of a multi-national fisheries project (Comores, Tanzania, Mozambique and Seychelles) in the South West Indian Ocean (the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Program - SWIOFish). CapMarine provides direct consulting support for the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) and also the Lake Victoria project.
Global and Regional Projects
Global and regional projects have included the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP) in Tanzania and ad hoc work for the Agulhas Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) project under the UNDP. CapMarine has also undertaken numerous regional projects on the southern African west coast (South Africa, Namibia and Angola) including the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) and the Benguela Current Commission (BCC). Projects have also been carried out under the EU-Funded ACP Fish II programme (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) in Namibia and Angola. In all of these projects CapMarine consultants have provided high level scientific and management expertise. The value of these programmes (normally 4-10 years) range from $15-$100 million.
CapMarine works closely with NGOs such as WWF and SFP (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership) to develop and implement Fisheries Improvement Programmes (FIPs). Our focus is on Africa and includes the Mozambique shrimp fisheries, Kenyan lobster, Tanzanian Octopus and the South African hake longline fisheries.