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CCLME small pelagics project

Sustainable transboundary management of shared small pelagic stocks in North West Africa consistent with an ecosystem approach

FAO © Giuseppe Bizzarri; Sardines. Morocco


This CCLME demonstration project will be implemented as part of Component 2: Marine living resources

Participating countries: Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and the Gambia

Associated countries: Guinea and Guinea-Bissau

Small pelagic fish (such as sardine, sardinella, bonga shad and mackerel) are the most abundant fish stocks in the CCLME sub-region and are also extensively shared by countries within which waters they are distributed. The project will promote multi-country agreement on sub-regional resource assessment, policies and plans for the sustainable management of transboundary shared stocks of small pelagic fish species which are distributed in the upwelling zone between Morocco and southern Senegal (including the waters of the Gambia).


See also information on:

The Wageningen International / SRFC project "Vers des Politiques Régionales pour une Pêche Durable des Petits Pélagiques en Afrique du Nord-Ouest"
Reports of the FAO Working Group on the Assessment of the Small Pelagics off Northwest Africa


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

Supported by GEF IW:LEARN