Guinean fisheries, past, present and... future?

D. Belhabib, A. Doumbouya, I. Diallo, S. Traore, Y. Camara, D. Copeland, B. Gorez, S. Harper, D. Zeller, D. Pauly

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Abstract

Guinea is known for the wealth of its fisheries resources, targeted by both the domestic as well as foreign legal and illegal fleets. Domestic fisheries catches along the Guinean coast between 1950 and 2010 were estimated at 8.3 million t, compared to 2 million t of landings as reported to FAO. Small-scale fisheries subsectors accounted for over 5.6 million t. Foreign fisheries, with an estimated 22.6 million t between 1950 and 2010, constituted the bulk of fisheries removals in Guinean waters, and threaten the sustainability of Guinea’s already over-exploited fisheries. These fleets caught over 3 times the maximum potential catch estimated by the Guinean government. This poses serious concerns regarding the domestic food security of Guinea, as well as livelihood of fishers and the local economy, as thousands of jobs are lost to illegal foreign fishing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine fisheries catches in West Africa, 1950-2010, Part I
EditorsD. Belhabib, D. Zeller, S. Harper, D. Pauly
Place of PublicationVancouver
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
Pages91-104
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFisheries Centre Research Reports
Number3
Volume20

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Belhabib, D., Doumbouya, A., Diallo, I., Traore, S., Camara, Y., Copeland, D., ... Pauly, D. (2012). Guinean fisheries, past, present and... future? In D. Belhabib, D. Zeller, S. Harper, & D. Pauly (Eds.), Marine fisheries catches in West Africa, 1950-2010, Part I (pp. 91-104). (Fisheries Centre Research Reports; Vol. 20, No. 3). Vancouver: University of British Columbia.
Belhabib, D. ; Doumbouya, A. ; Diallo, I. ; Traore, S. ; Camara, Y. ; Copeland, D. ; Gorez, B. ; Harper, S. ; Zeller, D. ; Pauly, D. / Guinean fisheries, past, present and... future?. Marine fisheries catches in West Africa, 1950-2010, Part I. editor / D. Belhabib ; D. Zeller ; S. Harper ; D. Pauly. Vancouver : University of British Columbia, 2012. pp. 91-104 (Fisheries Centre Research Reports; 3).
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Guinean fisheries, past, present and... future? / Belhabib, D.; Doumbouya, A.; Diallo, I.; Traore, S.; Camara, Y.; Copeland, D.; Gorez, B.; Harper, S.; Zeller, D.; Pauly, D.

Marine fisheries catches in West Africa, 1950-2010, Part I. ed. / D. Belhabib; D. Zeller; S. Harper; D. Pauly. Vancouver : University of British Columbia, 2012. p. 91-104 (Fisheries Centre Research Reports; Vol. 20, No. 3).

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Belhabib D, Doumbouya A, Diallo I, Traore S, Camara Y, Copeland D et al. Guinean fisheries, past, present and... future? In Belhabib D, Zeller D, Harper S, Pauly D, editors, Marine fisheries catches in West Africa, 1950-2010, Part I. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. 2012. p. 91-104. (Fisheries Centre Research Reports; 3).