Harnessing the oceans’ resources in a sustainable manner is the ‘new frontier of the African renaissance’ according to the African Union (AU). This ‘blue growth’ will only be achieved if ocean’s health and security at sea are won back. The AU has designed an ambitious maritime strategy, but its implementation suffers from African states’ disputes. The EU could foster this strategy, provided the cooperation with Africa goes beyond security and migration aspects.
The European Parliament Research Service prepared a selection of resources regarding the maritime strategy for Africa. This dossier gives a comprehensive overview of the issues covering fisheries, maritime security, trade and marine industry, then the EU initiatives for enhancing maritime policy, security at sea, sustainable fisheries, and migration management.
This selection of resources complements our ‘At a Glance’: A maritime strategy for Africa (July 2017)