Analysis of the situation of artisanal fisheries in the delta and lower valley of the Senegal River from the DPSIR conceptual framework

Elhadji Oumar Touré, Francesc Romagosa Casals, Françoise Breton Renard

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Abstract

For over two decades, the delta and the lower valley of the Senegal River have suffered a severe drought. Weather conditions have had serious consequences on the hydrological functioning. In addition, the artificiality of the basin due to the construction of hydro-agricultural infrastructures has caused other impacts. Observations made during an annual fishing cycle allowed us to implement the conceptual framework "Driving forces, Pressures, State, Impacts, Responses" (DPSIR). This article intends to help generate natural and socioeconomic indicators applicable to artisanal fisheries and make proposals for an integrated fisheries management in the study area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-731
JournalEstudios Geograficos
Volume76
Issue number279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Artisanal fishing
  • Conceptual framework DPSIR
  • Delta and lower valley of Senegal River
  • Fishing techniques
  • Indicators

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