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Mauritania urges world to fight fishing secrecy; three more countries commit

Mauritania launches a global fisheries transparency initiative, unlocking a major obstacle to sustainable fishing; Indonesia, Senegal, and the Seychelles announce their commitment too. Nouakchott – 3 February 2016. Mauritania launched the new Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) on Wednesday, signaling the beginning of the end for secretive fishing contracts that facilitate over-fishing…



Mauritania continues support for the development of the FiTI

Following the Fisheries Transparency Initiative’s first International Conference in Nouakchott / Mauritania, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania renewed its support for the FiTI by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, acting as the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).…


Atelier de Sensibilisation FiTI - Nouadhibou

GUEST ARTICLE – Stakeholders of Mauritanian fisheries sector want to set an example for FiTI implementation

NOUADHIBOU, 26-28 January 2016. For generations, Mauritania’s rich fishing grounds have been source of employment, income and protein for the Mauritanian population. The marine resources of the country even attract fishing vessels from very remote locations to fish in its Exclusive Economic Zone. Sensitization Workshop on the FiTI, Nouadhibou. Photo Credits @ Fisheries Transparency…



MEDIA ADVISORY – Mauritania to launch new fisheries transparency initiative

On Wednesday, February 3rd, Mauritania will launch a global fisheries initiative, the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) at an international one-day conference in its capital, Nouakchott. A global initiative, the FiTI will improve fisheries management in Mauritania and in implementing countries. If better management at global level ends over-fishing and rebuilds depleted fish stocks, then it could increase the…