A body of legislations, regulations, policies and strategies has been developed in Senegal, specifically for marine and coastal areas. There was a need, however, to link them together in an organised manner, in view of their high number and often complex language.
Such is the unlikely challenge that the authors of this book decided to take on. Lawmakers, decision-makers, administrators or representatives of the civil society now have at their disposal an exhaustive knowledge that will help them become more familiar with legal language and commit themselves more efficiently to their responsibilities towards the coastal and marine area.
With such an invaluable tool, coastal countries in the sub-region will quickly realise its usefulness and will, hopefully, be tempted to take after these examples by putting together similar books for their own benefit.