Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Short Name: Dakar Convention
Full Name: Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Purpose: fisheries
Established: 05-Jul-1991
Entered into force: 11-Aug-1995
Type: convention, multi-lateral
Place where established: Dakar, Sénégal
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Goals and Objectives: The objectives of this Convention shall be to enable Parties: (a) to promote an active and organized cooperation in the area of fisheries management and development in the Region; (b) to take up the challenge of food self-sufficiency through the rational utilization of fishery resources, within the context of an integrated approach that would embrace all the components of the fishing sector; (c) to stimulate the national economic sectors through the direct and secondary effects resulting from fishery resources exploitation, bearing in mind the importance of the fisheries sector in the economic, social and nutritional development process of the people of the Region; (d) to enhance, coordinate and harmonize their efforts and capabilities for the purpose of conserving, exploiting, upgrading and marketing fishery resources, considering in particular fish stocks occurring within the waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of more than one Party; (e) to reinforce solidarity with African landlocked States and geographically disadvantaged States of the Region.
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Angolaobserver01-Jan-1970
Beninratified12-Jul-1999
Cameroonpending11-Dec-1992
Cape Verdepending30-Sep-1992
Congo, D.R. ofpending05-Jul-1991
Congo, R. ofpending08-Jan-1992
Côte d'Ivoireratified17-Mar-1995
Equatorial Guinearatified27-Apr-1994
Gabonratified15-Mar-1995
Gambiapending04-Dec-1992
Ghanaobserver01-Jan-1970
Guinearatified05-Aug-1993
Guinea-Bissauratified12-Jul-1995
Liberiaobserver01-Jan-1970
Mauritaniapending09-Oct-1992
Moroccoratified14-May-1999
Namibiaobserver01-Jan-1970
Nigeriaratified05-Nov-1999
Sao Tome and Principeobserver01-Jan-1970
Senegalratified06-Apr-1994
Sierra Leoneratified17-Nov-1993
Togopending05-Jul-1991
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