22.09.17 | Representatives of the des Institut Mauritanien de Recherches Océanographiques et des Pêches (IMROP) and the Ministry for Environment recently paid a visit to the  Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

In a direct outcome of the talks ZMT and IMROP extended their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces for giving policy advice. The cooperation is embedded in Mauretania’s strategy for ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and rebuilding fishery stocks. Whilst having to adopt and develop innovative and adaptive management approaches, the West African country also faces the challenge of conciliating different economic uses of the sea such as oil and gas exploitation and improving biodiversity protection.