Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Revised in recent years, the legal framework that applies to fishing activities on the 1,600 km of Algerian coastline is oriented towards the sustainable management of biological resources, particularly fish stocks. It should be recalled that 95% of the fishing fleet in Algeria consists of small metiers and that the fishing effort is mainly focused on the coastal zone. The orientations of this legal framework are consistent with the ecosystem and intersectoral approach to integrated coastal land management promoted as a priority by the government. Ecotourism activities linked to Small Scale Fishing, such as Pescatourism, the promotion of underwater leisure activities, or the enhancement of little-known fish products, are part of this framework.
Despite administrative delays, the implementation of these new strategic and sectoral guidelines must be implemented on the ground, particularly in MPAs and protected fishing areas proposed by fishers, to which more stringent regulatory provisions apply. Control and monitoring for compliance with regulations in areas also remains a major challenge.
Contact: Nadia Ramdane, DPRH Jijel, Algeria (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)