The government of the Republic of Senegal has publicly committed to implement the FiTI.

A public commitment demonstrates a sincere intention of the country’s government to increase transparency in fisheries management through the FiTI. However, the commitment should not be misinterpreted as official acceptance into the initiative. Only when such a commitment is followed by concrete implementation activities (such as the establishment of a FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group or the agreement on the country’s first FiTI workplan) and the subsequent approval of the country’s Candidate Application by the FiTI International Board will Senegal be formally recognised as an FiTI implementing country.

Senegal’s long coastline makes fishing an important employer and economic engine for its 16.3 million population. However, overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting increasing pressure on its rich fisheries, especially coastal fisheries that account for 80 percent of the total capture, 60 percent of supply for exports and over 108 000 jobs and livelihoods.

Commitment to implement the FiTI:3 February 2016
FiTI Lead Ministry:Not determined yet
FiTI National Lead:Not determined yet
Contact within the FiTI International Secretariat:Mr Mansor Ndour
National implementation partner(s):Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM)

Candidate application

The government of Senegal has not submitted an official Candidate application to the FiTI International Board yet, despite the fact that the public commitment has already been made in 2016.

FiTI Reports

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Relevant posts

  • FiTI International Board urges national authorities in Senegal to complete FiTI sign-up steps
    During its 18th meeting, the FiTI International Board – the global oversight body of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) – voiced its concerns about the lack of progress of Senegal to become a FiTI Candidate country and urged national authorities to complete the remaining sign-up steps, after a considerable period of inaction.
  • FiTI participates in workshop with senior officials of Senegal’s Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy
    Dakar, February 3, 2022. – As part of the Fisheries Governance in Senegal (GPS) project, an awareness and experience sharing workshop on transparency in fisheries management was organized by the Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM), the Directorate for Fisheries Protection and Surveillance (DPSP) within the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).
  • FiTI hosts workshop on OGP implementation in Senegal
    Dakar, 30 September 2021 – As part of Senegal’s National Action Plan 2021-2023 within the framework of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a workshop for raising awareness and sharing experiences of transparency in fisheries management was organized by the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), the Forum Civil and the Ministry of Justice of Senegal.
  • OGP Action Plan workshop discusses commitment towards the FiTI in Senegal
    Dakar – 27/28 July 2021. The Directorate of Good Governance conducted a technical validation workshop of the proposed commitments for Senegal’s first National Action Plan (NAP) to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), including the aspects of enhancing transparency in fisheries management.
  • Senegal: Stakeholders call on President Sall to honor FiTI commitment
    Dakar, February 2020. In an effort to further energise the current implementation process of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) in Senegal, two influental stakeholder groups are calling on President Macky Sall to honor his commitment given at the first FiTI International Conference in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in February 2016 to implement the FiTI.The “Coalition des Femmes Transformatrices de Produits Halieutiques” as well as the “Coalition nationale de Plaidoyer pour la Transparence dans la Gouvernance des Peches” […]
  • Stakeholders in Senegal discuss roadmap for FiTI implementation
    DAKAR – 20 March 2019. In order to raise awareness about the FiTI in Senegal and to discuss a roadmap for submitting the Candidate Application by end of 2019,a meeting was organized at the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (MPEM), chaired by Dr. Mamadou Goudiaby, Director of Maritime Fisheries (DPM) and member of the FiTI International Board.
  • PRCM & FiTI join forces to promote fisheries transparency in West Africa
    CONAKRY – 27 October 2017. The FiTI International Secretariat and the West African Regional Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme (PRCM) formalised their cooperation in promoting more responsible and sustainable fisheries through enhanced transparency and participation in the West African coastal countries. Both organisations have been working together since 2016 to accompany the FiTI implementation in Guinea, upon request from the Guinean Government.
  • 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Launching a new era of transparency and participation in fisheries
    INDONESIA – 27 April 2017. The 2nd International Conference of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, launched a new era of transparency and participation in fisheries through the adoption of the first FiTI Standard (see here) and the launch of the first FiTI International Board (see here).
  • SRFC & FiTI Secretariat partner to enhance transparent and inclusive fisheries
    DAKAR/BERLIN, 18 May 2016. Efforts to enhance sustainable fisheries are stepping up in the West-African region, after the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) and the International Secretariat of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) signed a partnership agreement to promote transparency and participation in fisheries.
  • Senegal makes first steps to apply FiTI commitments of Senegalese President
    MBOUR, 19 May 2016. After the commitment of H.E. Macky Sall on February 3rd 2016 to engage Senegal in becoming one of the first countries to implement the FiTI, initial steps to start the process of forming a FiTI National Multi-Stakeholder Group have begun in Senegal.
  • Mauritania urges world to fight fishing secrecy; three more countries commit
    Mauritania launches a global fisheries transparency initiative, unlocking a major obstacle to sustainable fishing; Indonesia, Senegal, and the Seychelles announce their commitment too.
  • Senegal considers FiTI implementation, senior official says
    DAKAR, 28 October 2015. Dusk: the colorful pirogues have been at sea since dawn, and now they are coming back one by one to the shore. At the fish market on the beach, women and men are waiting for the fishermen’s daily catch.