Ba Nafaa: Gambia-Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Project

Ba Nafaa: Gambia-Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Project

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Key habitats protected for commercial fish and protected species

The project will support biodiversity protection in The Gambia and Senegal marine areas of the West African Marine Ecoregion by incorporating no-take zones into the overall management of nearshore marine resources. The Program will also pursue MPA-related opportunities including the possibility of extending no-fishing zones around important marine turtle habitats as well as supporting stakeholder plans to create a no-take zones in the area of the Niumi National Park. Regional activities will also contribute to this result area by improved understanding of the conservation status of selected regional species such as cetaceans and sharks.

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