By: Armelle Jung
Organisation: Des Requins et des Hommes
Location: Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone
30 March 2016
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.