FISH4ACP

Unlocking the potential
of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Senegal

Oysters are a vital source of healthy food for many people in Senegal. Cooked and dried oysters are traditionally used in local dishes, while fresh oysters supply the urban and tourist markets.

Boosting oyster production through modernization of processing techniques and increased oyster farming would help Senegal realise its goal of expanding aquaculture to stimulate growth and create jobs, while protecting its vulnerable mangrove ecoystems.

Oysters also provide a key source of income for women in Senegal’s southern regions of Casamance and Siné-Saloum. FISH4ACP is supporting efforts to increase their incomes by improving product quality, expanding oyster farming and developing marketing tools such as labels of origin to add value and boost sales.

FISH4ACP will work with oyster harvesters to improve their access to micro-finance and to empower them to become stewards of their environment, so they can help limit the impact of oyster harvesting on Senegal’s precious mangroves.