Sustainable management of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME)

Strengthen the coordination and synergy of CCLME stakeholders' interventions in Mauritania

Meeting Participants pictures

Picture of CCLME national consultant meeting participants


Nouadhibou - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic Research and Fisheries (IMROP) are holding, from 27 to 28 July 2022, in Nouadhibou, a national consultation for the implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the project "Towards the Sustainable Management of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME)".

The meeting brought together some twenty representatives of national institutions and organizations operating in the fields of fisheries, protection of marine habitats and biodiversity, and water quality.

Its main objective is to identify the priority activities to be synergized within the scope of the creation of a consortium and to specify the roles and responsibilities of national actors in the implementation of the SAP in Mauritania.

During the two days, participants will examine governance frameworks and partnership models for cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination for effective SAP implementation at national and regional levels and make recommendations for the establishment of the CCLME Multi-Sectoral Consortium.

This workshop is an activity carried out as part of the CCLME 2022 work plan, adopted in November 2021, at the launch of the Medium-Sized Project (MSP) "Towards the sustainable management of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem - initial support to the implementation of the Strategic Action Programme".

The CCLME project aims to reverse the degradation of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem caused by overfishing, habitat alteration, and water quality through the adoption of a sustainable ecosystem-based management approach. One of its features is the strategic combination of fisheries and environmental governance frameworks. It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with co-financing from the seven countries covered by the project, namely Cabo Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, and The Gambia.