Senegal and Guinea-Bissau’s fisheries sectors now "secure"
afrique.lalibre Fisheries: Dakar and Bissau sign "sustainable growth" agreement
Senegal and Guinea-Bissau signed Monday an agreement that will allow Senegalese fishermen to ply their trade in Guinea-Bissau's territorial waters, a measure which according to the signatories, guarantees "sustainable growth" in the sector.
Faced with a scarcity of fish in their territorial waters, owing mainly to overexploitation of resources, Senegalese fishermen are increasingly dependent on neighboring countries such as Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau.
Despite bilateral agreements, clashes have been reported between Senegalese fishermen and these countries’ coastguards for several years now.