INACTIVE Gambia sole - bottom set gillnet

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Reason for Inactivity 
Missed two consecutive reports

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 

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
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
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Gambia (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
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FIP Leads

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