SP-SFIF: Sustainable Management of Fish Resources - under the Strategic Partnership for a Sustainable Fisheries Investment Fund in the Large Marine Ecosystems of Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Summary

The fisheries sector in Senegal has experienced an uncontrolled expansion of the number of fishers, boats and gear, leading to an overexploitation of the resource base, with severe implications on food security and economic growth.The objective of the proposed project is to empower local fisher communities to co- manage coastal fisheries resources and to conserve and protect the key habitats that support these resources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Government of Senegal Through the Ministry of Maritime Economy
GEF Project Manager
Peter Koefoed Bjornsen |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
256,740 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
18,900,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 25,156,740.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Feb 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Apr 2007
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Nov 2008
Project closed
31 Mar 2012