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

Cécile BRIGAUDEAU/DRDH2014
Publié: 30 mars 2016
Dernière modification: 30 septembre 2020
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Summary

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

Region
Afrique occidentale et centrale
Scale of implementation
Multinational
Ecosystem
Estuaire
Mangrove
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Theme
Acteurs locaux
Culture
Gestion des espaces côtiers et marins
Pêche et aquaculture
Sensibilisation et communications
Other theme
Collection of biological data
Challenges
Perte de biodiversité
Récolte non durable, y compris la surpêche
Extraction de ressources matérielles
Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Manque de sécurité alimentaire
Aichi targets
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

Challenges

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.

Beneficiaries

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'.

Impacts

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'.

Story

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

Portrait de armelle@desrequinsetdeshommes.org

Armelle Jung Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)

Other contributors

Des Requins et Des Hommes (DRDH)