Senegal – key statements

Date: 3 August 2022

July 2023


  • Senegal reiterates its commitment to the exploitation of the mineral resources of the seabed in the interest of all humanity under appropriate conditions in respect to the marine environment. Senegal encouraged the adoption and strengthening of a relevant and robust legal framework to protect the marine environment.
  • Senegal highlighted the development of a Roadmap with a clear timetable for the development of draft regulations, standards and guidelines, and it said it must remain the priority of the Authority.

July/August 2022


  • Stated “The richness of the area involves an obligation to preserve and protect this common heritage of mankind. Activities undertaken in the area of scientific research in the area, as well as exploration exploitation call for thorough knowledge, with a view to having sustainable development of the deep sea.”
  • They added that “Today in the fisheries sector it’s worth recognizing the existence of fishing techniques that have negative consequences on the deep seabed. On this point we support the implementation of REMPS.”
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