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
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, August 31, 2018
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)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
1,250 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
1,500 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Aug 2018
Target End Date
Jul 2022

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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