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Knowledge and sustainable management of fisheries resources
by Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Algeria (Government)
This research program of the NCRDFA aims to the improvement of the management and production of Algerian fisheries. It concerns, in the first place, small pelagic, which constitutes the main Algerian fishery and represents up to 80% of the professional fishing landings.

This commitment aims to consolidate sectorial databases, in a geo-referenced interface, in order to exploit them and overlay the results the different requests to information layer related to the fishery environment.

By this commitment, the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries will establish a tool that open up new horizons for managers in fisheries sector. These managers will have an access to the last updated information on the fishery indicators, allowing them to use data in their geographical context and in connection with the other determining parameters.

For scientists, this exchange of sectorial information and its connection with different environmental parameters, represents an opportunity for the implementation of an ecosystem approach in studying effects of fisheries on resources. Furthermore, the reactivity of the Geographic Information Systems
by the contribution of all actors in the update of the informational database, will represent an important asset, allowing scientists to be more efficient in alerting authorities on risks and dangers related to resources.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
Refinement of fishery resources knowledge and the existing potential (improvement of the Statistical data collection system and assessment at sea);
Establishment of a monitoring and sanitation system for fishing and aquaculture areas
Conclusion of Pacts of responsible fisheries with professionals of the sector
Evaluation of impacts of the different fishing techniques on the evolution resources stock
Other, please specify
Mobilisation of resources domestically and from bilateral and multilateral partners
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2030
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture ; and, Fisheries Development Directorate)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Samir Bachouche, Scientist and Projet Coordinator , bachouche.samir@gmail.com,
National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Algiers, Algeria)
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