AfricaSaw - Alert network for the protection of the West African sawfishes

Cécile BRIGAUDEAU/DRDH2014
Publicado: 30 Marzo 2016
Última edición: 28 Marzo 2019
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Resumen

The solution allows for creating a rapid alert network in the event of sawfish captures, to harmonize and coordinate responses that aim at their protection in the West African sub-region. From village to village, along the coasts and up to the remotest 'bolongs' (salt-water channels) or islands, historic data on capture levels has been collected, fishers have been sensitized and representatives of the maritime sector have been trained.

Classifications

Región
África Occidental y Central
Escala de aplicación
Multinacional
Ecosistema
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Estuarios
Manglares
Tema
Comunicación y divulgación
Manejo espacial de la zona marino-costera
Pesca y acuicultura
Otros
Collection of biological data
Challenges
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Falta de conciencia del público y de los responsables de la toma de decisiones
Deficiente gobernanza y participación
Falta de seguridad alimentaria
Metas de Aichi
Meta 6: Gestión sostenible de los recursos vivos acuáticos
Meta 12: Reducir el riesgo de extinción
Meta 17: Estrategias y planes de acción para la biodiversidad
Meta 18: Conocimiento tradicional
Meta 19: Intercambio de información y conocimiento

Ubicación

Mauritania | Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone

Retos

Conserve the critically endangered sawfish while managing conflicts related to fisheries. The sawfish is considered as a priority species for conservation (IUCN SSG). Its presence in West Africa was common until the 70s, declined until the 90s, and has since then become very sporadic. A few catch hotspots remain, and accessing them constitutes a real challenge for fishers operating in this sub-region where fisheries provide most of the alimentary protein supply.

Beneficiarios

Fishermen in coastal areas of the West African sub-region.

¿ Cómo interactúan los building blocks en la solución?

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘AfricaSaw, Réseau d’alerte/sauvegarde du poisson-scie, Afrique de l’Ouest’” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Impactos positivos

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: 'AfricaSaw, Réseau d’alerte/sauvegarde du poisson-scie, Afrique de l’Ouest'" from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Historia

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: 'AfricaSaw, Réseau d’alerte/sauvegarde du poisson-scie, Afrique de l’Ouest'" from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Contribuido por

Armelle Jung Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)

Contribuído por

Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)