an audit of the fishing sector and the agreements in force requested by the Council of Ministers

an audit of the fishing sector and the agreements in force requested by the Council of Ministers
an audit of the fishing sector and the agreements in force requested by the Council of Ministers

In Senegal, the new authorities are attacking the fishing sector, which provides a livelihood for many Senegalese but is suffering from a decline in fishing resources. After the publication of the list of boats approved to fish by the Ministry of Fisheries on Monday, President Bassirou Diomaye Faye requested in the Council of Ministers an audit of the sector and an evaluation of fishing agreements.

with our correspondent in Dakar, Juliette Dubois

The objective is to protect artisanal fishing… a sector in crisis which supports more than 600,000 Senegalese according to the UN. Moon campaign promises from the new president was precisely to look at the employment of young people, increasingly tempted byillegal emigration.

The president therefore asked his government for an audit of the Senegalese flag, targeted by suspicions of nominees, insisting on “ the need to strengthen mechanisms to combat illegal fishing activities “. This is in line with several other audits he has requested in recent weeks, such as on constructions on the coast.

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