Pirogue with hand-liners off Kayar, Senegal. (Photo: Studer/fair-fish)
“Fair fishes” from Senegal
From 2004 to 2010, fair-fish worked together with artisanal fishermen in Senegal to establish an export of fish to Europe. Three goals were to be fulfilled with this project, under a certification scheme which is still unique today:
- Animal welfare in fishing: short catch duration, immediate stunning and killing.
- Fair trade in fish, also an unresolved problem to this day
- Sustainability of fishing and protection of the marine environment
The project had to be discontinued in 2010, as no trade partner in Europe was willing to support a gradual build-up. More about the project in the fair-fish book.