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Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-related Policies

A Country Study on Fisheries Sector in Senegal

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2003
  • Page count: 100
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.III.D.20

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In Senegal, fishing has become an essential component of national development. The fishing industry is the countries leading foreign exchange earner, provides jobs to over 600,000 people, and meets an important portion of the population’s protein needs. However, the over exploitation of the countries fish resources over the past 20 years, partially due to trade liberalization, has lead to some species of fish being threatened by extinction, and the weakening of the country’s food security. This study evaluates the social-economic and environmental consequences of trade policies on Senegal’s fishing industry, bearing in mind the need to reconcile trade expansion with sustainable resource management and food security for the country.