INACTIVE Gambia sole - bottom set gillnet

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Missed two consecutive reports


Note: This FIP went inactive on April 2, 2019.

The National Sole Fishery Co-Management Committee (NASCOM), The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters of The Gambia and the Atlantic Seafood Company Ltd. are committed partners to this FIP.  NASCOM has been delegated management responsibility and exclusive use rights to the sole fishery and associated marine catfish fishery in the artisanal zone (out to 9 nautical miles along the Atlantic coast) in a gazetted Sole Fishery Co-Management Plan. NASCOM is coordinating this FIP.

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on April 2, 2019.

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of the Gambia Sole Fishery FIP is to implement a developing region Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for the Gambian Sole Fishery based on the findings of the 2015 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Pre-assessment and by following the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions (CASS) guidelines for a comprehensive FIP.

By July 2022, the FIP aims to make progress on addressing the gaps identified in the 2015 MSC Pre-assessment as follows:

For Principle 1, five performance indicators related to data limitations for stock assessment and establishing reference points in order to develop harvest control rules.

For Principle 2, eight performance indicators for secondary species and ETP species information, management, and monitoring

For Principle 3, one performance indicator for compliance and enforcement

FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
August 2017
July 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Common Name 
Common Sole
Scientific Name
Dagetichthys cadenati
Common Name 
Common Sole
Scientific Name
Cynoglossus senegalensis
Gear Type 
Bottom Gillnet
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Gambia (the)
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
1,250 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
1,500 metric tons

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
National Sole Fishery Co-Management Committee (NASCOM)
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Dawda Fodey Saine
+220 745 3623
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.