1. Fishing boats in Santa Maria, Sal
2. Fishing excursion out of Palmeira, Sal
3. Fishing excursion out of Tarrafal, Santiago
4. Industrial fishing boat in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
5. Tourists recreating on the beach in Santa Maria, Sal
6. Shot of fish in water in Santa Maria, Sal
7. Shell on beach in Sao Pedro, Sao Vincente
8. Industrial fishing boats in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
9. Beach in Praia, Santiago
10. Sea front outside Mindelo, Sao Vincente, with shipwreck
11. Fishermen casting and guiding nets off the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
12. Fishing boat at sea off the coast of Palmeira, Sal
13. Man selling shells on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
14. Fish vendors on the streets of Espartos, Sal
15. Worker in the FRESCOMAR tuna processing plant in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
16. Beach in Santa Maria, Sal
17. Fish swimming around tourist’s legs in Parda, Sal
18. Kid playing in water and a skimboarder on the beach of Santa Maria, Sal
19. Tourist fishing boats in Santa Maria, Sal
20. Tourists taking photos of fisherman preparing fish for sale on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
21. Fisherman preparing fish for sale on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
22. Fish vendor carrying a large fish on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
23. Pier in Santa Maria, Sal
24. Tourists passing in front of fish vendors on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
25. Fish vendors selling fish out of a wheelbarrow on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
26. Fish vendor emptying fish waste from wheelbarrow on the pier in Santa Maria, Sal
27. Fishermen pushing a boatload of fish onto shore in Tarrafal, Santiago
28. Porters carrying fish from boats to trucks in Tarrafal, Santiago
29. Worker pulling carts of tuna in the FRESCOMAR tuna processing plant in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
30. Tuna on conveyor belt in the FRESCOMAR tuna processing plant in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
31. Workers preparing tuna for canning in the FRESCOMAR tuna processing plant in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
32. Worker supervising canning process in the FRESCOMAR tuna processing plant in Mindelo, Sao Vincente
33. Port in Praia, Santiago
34. Tourist and guide wading into water goes underwater in Parda, Sal
35. Fisherman holding a line during a fishing excursion out of Palmeira, Sal
36. Fisherman pulling a fish into the boat during a fishing excursion out of Palmeira, Sal
37. Fisherman letting out nets into ocean during a fishing excursion out of Tarrafal, Santiago
38. Diver jumping into water during a fishing excursion out of Tarrafal, Santiago
39. Fish swimming into nets during a fishing excursion out of Tarrafal, Santiago
40. Tourists waiting to go fishing on pier in Santa Maria, Sal
41. Sunrise from pier in Santa Maria, Sal
42. SOT Remi Nono Womdim, FAO Representative, Cabo Verde (French):
Since the beginning, this work was done in partnership. We adopted a participative approach with the principal actors, meaning those who are directly involved in the marine ecosystem.
43. SOT Amante da Rosa, Cabo Verde Permanent Representative to FAO (Portuguese):
The Charter allows us to take advantage, through adequate legislation and investment, of the enormous potential of Cabo Verde’s economy. This stems from the economy of the natural resource surrounding it – the sea.
44. SOT Aginaldu Dias, President, Santa Maria Fishermen’s Association (Portuguese):
Lots of tourists tell us that they eat fish without taste and it’s because they are imported. But every day we have fresh fish here on the pier. The hotels just have to send someone here to the pier to buy fresh fish.
45. SOT Tchuca Mindis, Fish vendor (Portuguese):
We need a proper space. Nobody wants to come to the pier in the sun to sell fish. If we have a market with good conditions, refrigeration and ice, we will leave the pier.
46. SOT Edelmira Carvalho, National Department of Maritime Economy (Portuguese):
There is a problem with waste because many communities can't conserve the catch so much of it is lost.
47. SOT Manuel Montero, Adjunct Administration President, FRESCOMAR (Portuguese):
At this time the company is overseeing itself because Cabo Verde does not have an industrial culture. That is being defined now and there are difficulties because there is a lack of legislation for industrial operations. So that is a problem but we are working to resolve it with the Ministry of Economy and Employment and the Department of Labor.
48. SOT Carlos Montero, Marine biologist, National Institute of Fisheries Development (Portuguese):
We should encourage research so that we can exploit our resources within the limits of sustainability in order to promote the blue economy. Blue Growth requires changing slightly our habits to exploit resources while being mindful of the ecosystem and promoting other value chains and activities.
49. SOT: Julio Lopes, Mayor of Sal (Portuguese):
In terms of exploiting maritime resources, we have fishing activities, and we have tourism activities. In Cabo Verde, tourism includes more than sun, beaches, and nautical sports.