The government of the Republic of Senegal has publicly committed to implement the FiTI.
A public commitment demonstrates a sincere intention of the country’s government to increase transparency in fisheries management through the FiTI. However, the commitment should not be misinterpreted as official acceptance into the initiative. Only when such a commitment is followed by concrete implementation activities (such as the establishment of a FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group or the agreement on the country’s first FiTI workplan) and the subsequent approval of the country’s Candidate Application by the FiTI International Board will Senegal be formally recognised as an FiTI implementing country.
Senegal’s long coastline makes fishing an important employer and economic engine for its 16.3 million population. However, overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting increasing pressure on its rich fisheries, especially coastal fisheries that account for 80 percent of the total capture, 60 percent of supply for exports and over 108 000 jobs and livelihoods.
|Commitment to implement the FiTI:||3 February 2016|
|FiTI Lead Ministry:||[To be determined]|
|FiTI National Lead:||[To be determined]|
|Head of FiTI National Secretariat:||[To be determined]|
|Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:||Mr Mansor Ndour|
The government of Senegal has not submitted an official Candidate application to the FiTI International Board yet, despite the fact that the public commitment has already been made in 2016.
Not applicable yet.
Not applicable yet.
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