Nov 26, 2009, 11:49 AM
The department of fishery through Ba-Nafaa fisheries project recently ended a one-day stakeholder’s forum on Sole Fisheries Co-Management Planning.
Held at the Atlantic Hotel in
The meeting was held to review the sole co-management activities and co-management process on local knowledge and research.
Speaking at the forum, Nfamara Dampha, director of Fisheries Department, acknowledged the presence of Dr Kathy Castro and Mr Chris Parkins of the Coastal Resource Centre,
He also used the occasion to recognize the presence of the representative of the Embassy of the
Director Dampha said the
He noted that the fishing industry, the fisheries NGOs and the representatives of fishing communities are the primary beneficiaries of the Ba-Nafaa project.
“It is important to inform this forum that the Government of the
The implementation of the project is by a partnership between the
The fisherfolk of the coastal fishing communities and the fishing industry are also important members of the partnership.
He said that on behalf of the Government of The Gambia, the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resource and National Assembly Matters, and the Gambian people, he would like to extend his sincere appreciation and profound gratitude to the Government and people of the
The objective of the Ba-Nafaa project is to support
The forum will outline the process that led to the development of a draft co-management plan for the sole fishery and will review and validate the co-management plan.
“The final draft of the co-management plan will be submitted to
Mr Dampha offered special thanks to the
For his part, Dr Kate Castro, Rhodes University of US, thanked the participants for responding positively to forum.