Assessing the scale of exploitation of sharks and rays in West Africa

Photo: Rima Jabado
Grantee Elasmo Project
Location Senegal and Mauritania
Grant Amount 23,960
Duration One year

This project addresses knowledge gaps on the impact of shark and ray fisheries in West Africa by using Senegal and Mauritania as case-studies. Surveys will be undertaken at large-scale processing sites to understand the impact of fisheries on sharks and rays; assess and estimate quantities as well as species composition of trade; identify regional product trade flows and key regions where monitoring and enforcement interventions are required; and inform policy on fisheries and trade controls.