Transparency and inclusive management for sustainable fisheries in Africa

Why transparency and collaborative, inclusive management of fisheries are crucial to safeguard jobs, food security and marine ecosystems

TV Studio 1
High-level panel - Auditorium
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:35 to 11:35

Fisheries play a key role in many East and West African countries, providing livelihoods and food security. Yet these waters face unprecedented challenges: Decades of over-exploitation have pushed fish populations to the brink and illegal fishing is widespread, causing irreparable damage to the marine environment. Transparency and community co-management are both crucial tools in eradicating illegal fishing and setting fisheries on a sustainable path. Key transparency measures are low-cost and within reach of all nations, and inclusive management is the only way to ensure long-term sustainability.

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Daisy.Brickhill@ejfoundation.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Steve TRENT
Director
Environmental Justice Foundation
Jobst VON KIRCHMANN
Ambassador
Delegation of the European Union to Ivory Coast
Suneha JAGANNATHAN
EDD Young Leader, India
Jojo SOLOMON
President
Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council 
Alice RUHWEZA
Africa Regional Director
WWF