The development of a modern fishing industry around the ISLAND of Africa would go a long way towards not only feeding Africa but towards moving more people out of poverty.
To do this though, we need to know:
What would it take to develop a modernized fishing industry?
What would a modern fishing industry look like in Africa?
How would it vary by region/country?
What specific infrastructure is necessary in each country to realize the profits/benefits from a modern fishing industry? This includes the inland infrastructure necessary to transport the fish to the consumer.
What regulatory bodies need to be in place to better regulate/govern the industry?
Are there successful development models elsewhere that we could follow?
Should the development of fish farms be tied in?
What needs to be done to stop the illegal fishing?
How do we ensure the development of the industry is done in a sustainable manner?
What US/International companies/states/cities could partner/sponsor with different african ones to assist in the development?
I don't mean to criticize the Gates Foundation. I just hope they will see the unrealized potential lying beneath the sea, the BILLIONS that surround the continent. And I hope they will hire me to head up that effort, haha!