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of Fish Trade originates from developing countries

Good practice for fish traders

Timothy Phiri is recently 

retired from the Zambia

Fisheries Department,

where he had been

Chief Fisheries

Training Instructor

since 2008





 He has been closely involved with many SmartFish Programme activities in Zambia, as well as regionally. He has, for example, contributed as a trainer to Border Inspector training workshops in Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda, as well as for the delivery of training of trainers’ workshops for quality and hygiene for trade. He has supported the initiation of various contracts in his country and ensured their successful completion. Tim’s enthusiasm, energy and positive approach to his work has made him a key contributor to the programme that is very much appreciated by the SmartFish team.


SmartFish is one of the largest regional Programmes for fisheries in Africa covering 20 beneficiary countries in the Eastern, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) region. Funded by the European Union and implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) jointly with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
5 Key results :
  • Fisheries management
  • Good governance
  • Monitoring Control and Surveillance
  • Regional Trade
  • Food Security

Coming Events

7 February-7 March  (Tuléar, Madagascar)

Second IHSM aquacole training

10 - 13 February (Seychelles)

SWIOFC Millennium Goal Conference

10 - 14 February (Paris, France)

Training on the new StatBase (Chimaera portal)

13 February (Bujumbura, Burundi)

Workshop of sensitization for communities (LTA)

13-14 February (Maurice)

Atelier régional sur les poulpes

13-14 February (Kenya)

Performance assessment of BMU

14-15 February (Bujumbura, Burundi)

Training workshop on small projects of development with 3 communities of Lake Tanganyika (LTA)

18-20 February (Bujumbura, Burundi)

Aquaculture protocol meeting with LTA

20-22 February (Burundi, DRC)

Sessions of sensitization in three communities of Lake Tanganyika

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