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

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

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Managing Marine Ecosystems

3 fishermen in a small boat in the distance

USAID/COMFISH: In support of the government of Senegal’s policy of conservation of marine habitat and fishery resources, the project worked at both the local and national levels to strengthen the system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). At the national level, efforts were directed at the successful adoption and implementation of the new MPA strategy. In collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Classified Establishments (DEEC) through its technical Directorates, the project supported actions at the local level that included, defining the boundary of the MPAs of Cayar and Joal-Fadiouth, setting up governing bodies of the MPAs in Gandoul and Sangomar, and capacity building of the MPA management committees in Cayar and Joal.