The ANFTS2021 is the first hybrid meeting in the history of ANFTS regional meeting. This regional meeting gathers professionals and experts in support of fish safety, technology and marketing in Africa. It aims to provide updated information and technical knowledge, promote research and technical cooperation. It helps to develop national research capacity, facilitate the exchange and transfer of technology as well as information geared to support the sustainable development of post-harvest activities associated with small-scale fisheries and aquaculture value chains. The ANFTS meeting provides a forum for dissemination, discussion and showcasing of novel technologies and innovations among fisheries and aquaculture specialists in fish technology, fish safety, trade, socio-economics as well as food and nutrition security.