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Omali Vida Nón’s team has been collecting fisheries landing data since December 2016; this work is being done by six focal points from the project’s fishing communities. Twice a week (every Tuesday and Friday), they get information about the number, weight and length of animals caught by fishers, as well as fishing gear and grounds used. During the dry season (“gravana”, June-September), we have been working closely with the focal points to support their work and find ways of improving data collection. On the 5th of October, we’ve organized a refresher training session and launched a new questionnaire for the landing surveys, so as to get more detailed information about fishing in Príncipe. We have also started producing short summaries using the fisheries landing data to return this information to the fishers.