The Political Economy of Fisheries Reform in Senegal

Mare Sarr, Mumbi E. Kimani, Sisamkele Jobo

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Since Senegal’s independence in 1960, successive governments’ policies have tried to expand the fisheries sector through massive investments in capacity, subsidies, and tax exemptions. This has resulted in unprecedent rise in fishing efforts and catches, which has led to overfishing, stock depletion, and rent dissipation. This article examines the reform efforts initiated since the early 2000s and their associated outcomes from a political economy perspective. We describe and analyze the various dimensions of the reform with a focus on the small-scale/artisanal subsector and shed light on the constraints and shortcomings that continue to hamper the effectiveness of the reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Africa's Economic Sectors
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030755560
ISBN (Print)9783030755553
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting

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