Strengthening fisheries governance
while also lowering IUU fishing.
REINFORCING FISHERIES
GOVERNANCE IN GUINEA
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Strengthening fisheries governance
while also lowering IUU fishing.
REINFORCING FISHERIES
GOVERNANCE IN GUINEA
Français
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Fisheries are important in many coastal areas across the world, supplying food and a living for millions of people

Overfishing, as well as illicit, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, are important threats to the sustainability of these resources. IUU fishing is a serious problem that depletes fish populations, causes economic loss for genuine fishermen, and harms marine ecosystems.

 

Our Objectives

We are helping the establishment of sector-specific legislation and regulations, as well as the support of effective monitoring and enforcement methods. We are engaging local actors in fisheries management and the provision of training and instruction on innovative technical techniques.

The inclusion of local stakeholders in the fisheries sector’s policy reform process is an important component of the project. This entails the formation of governmental groups aimed at strengthening the legal framework of the fisheries sector, allowing for better monitoring, and reporting of illegal activities, and encouraging sustainable fishing practices.

GRID-Arendal, a Norwegian foundation and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) partner is working on projects to address some of these challenges. One such effort aims to strengthen fisheries governance while also lowering IUU fishing.

Technology

Another important aspect of the project is the use of technology, such as satellite imagery and vessel tracking systems, to monitor and detect illegal fishing activities. This data is then utilized to enhance patrol and enforcement targeting, making it more difficult for IUU fishermen to operate.

In Conclusion

The project “Reinforcing fisheries governance in Guinea” works to strengthen fisheries governance in Guinea by implementing effective monitoring and enforcement measures, involving, and strengthening local actors’ capacities in fisheries management, and providing support in sector policy reform for the implementation of sustainable fishing practices. The project’s goal is to improve the sustainability of the country’s fisheries and the livelihoods of coastal people by tackling the issues of overfishing and illicit, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

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