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CCLME MPA project

Demonstration of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as tools for multiple-resource management benefits

FAO © K. Boldt; Fisherman casts a net. Gambia


This CCLME demonstration project will be implemented as part of Component 3: Biodiversity, habitat and water quality

Participating countries: Cape Verde, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea

MPAs have been strongly advocated as tools for sustainable fisheries. They could play a significant role in restoreing depleted fishing stocks and habitats and mitigating the impact of overexploitation of fishing grounds. The project will develop and test the use of MPAs as tools for sustainable demersal artisanal fisheries co-management at different locations in the CCLME. The project will support the participatory development of fisheries co-management regimes around the target MPAs and the participatory evaluation of demersal resources and impact of MPAs on demersal resources.


see also information on:

The AFD/SRFC/IUCN project "Co-gestion et AMPs"
The ANR/RAP-LEMAR/IRD project "Aires Marines Protégés et Gestion Halieutique par Optimisation des Ressources et des Écosystèmes"(AMPHORE)
Programme Regional de Conservation de la Zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest (PRCM)
Réseau Régional d'Aires Marine Protegées en Afrique de l'Ouest (RAMPAO)


Regional Coordinating Unit
Dakar, Senegal
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Supported by GEF IW:LEARN