Gambia sole - bottom set gillnet

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Overview

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.

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.

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 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
August, 2017
July, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Common Sole
Scientific Name 
Dagetichthys cadenati
Additional Names 
Black Sole, Guinean sole
Common Name 
Common Sole
Scientific Name 
Cynoglossus senegalensis
Additional Names 
Red Sole, Senegalese tonguesole
Gear Type 
Bottom Gillnet
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Gambia (the)
Volume
FIP Volume 
1,250 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
1,500 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

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Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
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This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
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This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
National Sole Fishery Co-Management Committee (NASCOM)
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Dawda Fodey Saine
Phone 
+220 745 3623