Within the development strategy of the artisanal sector and of support to fishers (fishing village), the Moroccan
Department of Fisheries encourages social actions and particularly in relation to gender.
In this context several projects were initiated, in particular a project in support of women cooperatives led by
the gender and development unit (UGED) within the General Secretariat of the Minister of Fisheries and funded
by the Italian NGO Centro mondialita di sviluppo reciproco (CMSR). Two cooperatives were selected based on
specific criteria in the terms of reference. Thus the women fishers’ cooperative of Tigri in Sidi Boulfdail
improved landing site in southern Morocco received assistance to develop income generating activities.