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Ongoing Projects

Promoting Local Capacity to Address the Destabilizing Impacts of Foreign Fishing Vessels in the Gulf of Guinea and Mauritania (2022-2024)

Project Background Foreign-owned distant water fishing vessels (DWFVs) in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) and Mauritanian waters significantly benefit from unsustainable exploitation and inadequate control of ocean resources in the region. The destabilising impacts of these foreign DWF vessels in the GoG and Mauritania include depleting fish stocks; illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and […]
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Enhancement of Transparency in the Fisheries Sectors of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal (2021-2023)

Project Background The lack of transparency, accountability and good governance in the sector has contributed to a suite of fisheries management challenges that pose an existential threat to the Gulf of Guinea’s fisheries sector. The current transparency, accountability and governance gaps risk pushing ocean ecosystems towards total collapse, with devastating consequences for the marine environment […]
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