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

Cécile BRIGAUDEAU/DRDH2014
Publié: 30 mars 2016
Dernière modification: 28 mars 2019
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Résumé

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

Région
Afrique occidentale et centrale
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Multinational
Ecosystème
Estuaire
Mangrove
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Thème
Gestion des espaces côtiers et marins
Pêche et aquaculture
Sensibilisation et communications
Non classé
Collection of biological data
Challenges
Perte de biodiversité
Récolte non durable, y compris la surpêche
Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Manque de sécurité alimentaire
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 6: Gestion durable des ressources vivantes aquatiques
Objectif 12: Réduction du risque d'extinction
Objectif 17: Stratégies de la biodiversité et des plans d'action
Objectif 18: Connaissances traditionnelles
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance

Emplacement

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

Défis

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.

Bénéficiaires

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

Comment les blocs constitutifs interagissent-ils entre eux dans la solution?

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'.

Les impacts positifs

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'.

Histoire

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'.

Contribué par

Armelle Jung Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)

Soumise par

Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)