USAID/COMFISH: Collaborative Management for a Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal

USAID/COMFISH: Collaborative Management for a Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal

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Institutional Capacity Strengthening for Fisheries Co-management

Institutional capacity refers to the ability of fisheries institutions and fisheries stakeholders to practice co-management, manage access to the fisheries, and reduce effort wherever fisheries are overfished. To empower fishermen, women in the fisheries sector, fisheries associations, and national and sub-national fisheries governance, the Project supports:

  •     Building a functional system of governance structures for fisheries co-management on the scale of species’ ecosystems.
  •     Capacity-building for broad-based national stakeholder groups, such as the National Association for Sustainable Fisheries.
  •     Strengthening women’s involvement in decision making in the fisheries sector and increasing their benefits.
  •     Exchanging best management practices by sharing from fishermen to fishermen.
  •     Improving fisheries information collection and assessment systems.
  •     Demonstrating a Sea Grant-like University research, extension and outreach program.

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