Pelagic Fisheries of Senegal: State of Stocks, Management Options, Policy Constraints and the Role of Subsidies

by Moustapha Deme, CRODT-ISRA, Dakar, Senegal,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


After a global presentation of the Senegalese pelagic distribution of the fish stocks, this article analyzes the effects of financial support programs in the industry. The suitability of some classical regulatory policies to mange small-scale fishery of Senegal is discussed and constraints which fishery managers may be confronted when implementing such measures are identified. Special consideration is given to subsidies as a management tool for the fishery.

Subject Headings: Fish and fishery management | Developing countries | Financial management | Economic factors | Water-based recreation | Managers | Industries | Africa | Senegal

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