Aliou Sall is a researcher specializing in the development studies in the field of fisheries. He is the director of the NGO called CREDETIP, formed in 1989 and based in Senegal whose purpose is to provide support to fishing communities. Aliou is also serving as the vice-president for Mundus maris, a non-profit organization that provides scientific and relevant indigenous knowledge and encourages artistic expression about the sea in order to promote its restoration, conservation and sustainable use.
He is involved in artisanal fisheries and has been conducting research in social anthropology of artisanal fishing for over 25 years. During this period he worked with trade unions and social movement’s fishermen in Senegal and other countries in West Africa such as Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Through his collaboration with the social movements of artisanal fishermen he provides necessary expertise to help conduct negotiations with the policy makers. He has worked as a consultant on a number of national and regional SSF projects on issues related to the socio-anthropology of artisanal fisheries.
From January 2020 to June 2020, he was recruited as a consultant by the Minderoo Foundation to assess fisheries governance in the following countries: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mauritania, Tunisia, Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Angola.