Can this mobile app solve Senegal’s sustainable fishing conundrum?


Today, Senegal’s vast coastline provides more than enough fish to support its people. But that does not mean it will be able to do so forevermore. Senegal’s burgeoning population of 14 million is expected to see year-on-year growth for the rest of this decade and into the next, prompting many to question whether its fishing industry will be able to cope.

A new mobile app created by a team of African mathematicians might provide the answer. The mathematicians started with a simple question: ‘How much can we catch today, without devastating the fish stocks of tomorrow?’

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