In the Benin context where the fishing potential of marine and continental waters has reached its
maximum exploitation level, the present work proposes to contribute to the establishment of a
sustainable management through the diagnosis of the evils which undermine the fishing Benign.
To achieve this, several techniques and tools for data collection and analysis were used. The
documentary review and the analysis of a series of fishery data made it possible to know the
current situation of the country's fish production. An inventory, characterized by an annual nongrowing
fishery production, stagnated around 40,000 tons from 1997 to today. At the same time,
Benin's demand for fish has continued to increase, as evidenced by the total import of fish from
20,000 tonnes to 160,000 tonnes a year between 1995 and 2015.
Surveys carried out along the Beninese coast and on some continental water bodies in southern
Benin (Sô and Ouémé) have revealed malfunctions in fishing and in its management by fishing.
administration. These dysfunctions have for name, the massive use of gear and practices of
fishing-unsustainable and the absence of a follow-up of the application of the regulations of the
fishing activities in the Republic of Benin