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FIBA/CSRP-Sponsored Training Workshop For West African Scientists



FIBA/CSRP-Sponsored Training Workshop For West African Scientists Held in Senegal
December 2009





A training workshop for West African scientists focusing on elasmobranch identification, biological sampling, and fishery management was held at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Sénégal on December 7-11, 2009.

The workshop was organized locally by Mika Diop (PSRA,CSRP), and led by three prominent elasmobranch scientists. George Burgess (Florida Program For Shark Research, University of Florida, U.S.A.) covered identification of elasmobranch species found off the coast of West Africa. Enric Cortes (National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S.A.) taught participants about elasmobranch conservation and fishery management; and Rui Coelho (Florida Program For Shark Research, University of Florida, U.S.A.) covered shark biology and demonstrated biological sampling and identification techniques.

Workshop Itinerary

(Workshop Programme)

December 7 - Classroom sessions
December 8 - Field trip
December 9 - Classroom sessions/Laboratory sessions
December 10 - Classroom sessions
December 11 - Classroom sessions


Workshop Report

This workshop report includes detailed information on the workshop including lectures, data collecting and analysis, and laboratory experiences.


Workshop Photographs

These photos include classroom sessions, laboratory sessions and field trips:

Photo Gallery One (courtesy Rui Coelho)

Photo Gallery Two (courtesy Justine Dossa)


Participant List

(Click here for an image of participants along with an identification key)

Sénégal:
Lamine MBaye
Farouck Doucouré
Moussa Bodian
Alioune Badara Badji
Mika Diop
Justine Dossa
Hamady Diop
Omar Thiaw
Malick Diouf

Cape Vert:
Nelson Guilherme Andrade
Delvis Graça
Amilton

Gambie:
Asitou Badjan
Fatou Corr

Guinée:
Framoudou Doumbouya
Maférin Fofana
Abdourahamane Souare

Guinée-Bissau:
Inluta Incom
Duarte Bucal
Martinho Joaquim Gomes

Mauritanie:
Lamine Camara
Ely Ould Cheïkh
Alioune Niang
Sid'Ahmed O. Lahwel
Tahirou Samba Diop

Sierra Leone:
Tommy D.K Taylor
Lahai Seisay
Alhaji Conteh

USA:
Rui Coelho
George Burgess
Enric Cortes


Workshop Organization:

U.S.A.:
George Burgess
Director - Florida Program for Shark Research
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
P O Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel. (352) 392-2360
Fax (352) 392-7158
E-mail : gburgess@flmnh.ufl.edu
Web: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish



Dr. Rui Coelho
Research Scientist - Florida Program for Shark Research
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
P O Box 117800
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel. (352) 392-2360
Fax (352) 392-7158
E-mail: rcoelho@flmnh.ufl.edu
Web: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish



Dr. Enric Cortes
Research Scientist - National Marine Fisheries Service
3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, FL 32408
Tel. (850) 234-6541 ext. 220
Fax (850) 235-3559
E-mail: Enric.Cortes@noaa.govu
Web: http://www.pclab.noaa.gov


Funding for the workshop was kindly provided by the Fondation Internationale du Banc d'Arguin (FIBA) and the Commission Sous-Regionale des Pêches (CSRP).