Senegal

INDUCE: Fisher boats in Senegal

INDUCE: Sustainable Blue Economy in Senegal

Senegal is a coastal and Sahelian country with a wide range of rural areas, hosting unique and diverse species. The coastlines are characterised by highly productive marine ecosystems and large populations of fish that are faced with numerous environmental issues linked to human activities. Fish are critical to maintaining ecosystem functions and ecological services. However, […]

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CLIMALG-SN: Seaweed for blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystems

CLIMALG-SN: Seaweed for blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystems

Senegal’s ocean-based economy is one of the country’s most important business sectors and is dominated by fishing. However, the sustainability of fisheries is threatened by overfishing, marine pollution and climate change. Seaweed cultivation and collection are increasingly being promoted by the government, as alternative source of income for coastal communities and contribution to food security.

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Seaweed for climate change

Towards sustainable cultivation and harvesting of seaweed in Senegal

The project “Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystem services” (CLIMALG-SN), which runs from May 2020 to April 2022, has already achieved remarkable progress in terms of stakeholder engagement, fieldwork and communication. To enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services in Senegal CLIMALG encourages the cultivation and harvest of seaweed while preserving natural seaweed

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Fishmarket Senegal

MeerWissen Webinar: Conserving fish functional diversity and promoting a sustainable Blue Economy

The project “Defining socially-inclusive strategies for conserving fish functional diversity and promoting sustainable blue economy” (INDUCE) was introduced on June 10 as part of a webinar series featuring each of the 12 MeerWissen projects. The webinar dealt with the question how conservation strategies can be developed for fish functional diversity and how a sustainable Blue

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CLIMALG-SN Webinar

MeerWissen Webinar: Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The project “Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystem services” (CLIMALG-SN) was introduced on March 10 as part of a webinar series featuring each of the 12 MeerWissen projects. The webinar provided an overview of the current state of Senegalese seaweed research and pointed out threads and solutions for a sustainable seaweed

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Sustainable blue growth with seaweed in Senegal

Kick-Off Workshop: Sustainable blue growth with seaweed in Senegal

During the online Kick-Off meeting on January 20th, activities of the “Seaweed for climate change resilient blue economies, biodiversity and ecosystem services” (CLIMALG-SN) project were presented by Dr Waly Ndiaye, Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole (ISRA) and Dr Patrice Brehmer, French Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), to 50 national and international researchers, representatives of ministries,

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