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Greenpeace and Local Fishermen Call for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Senegal

Press release | December 14, 2012 at 12:55

Dakar, January 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishermen are calling on future leaders to review fisheries management legislation and to establish sustainable policies. Greenpeace has launched a caravan that will tour main cities and...

Trafigura fine a set-back for Africa’s environmental justice

Press release | November 21, 2012 at 12:55

Johannesburg, 20, November 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa condemns the derisory fine levelled on Trafigura Beheer BV as part of a plea bargain. The Dutch company and its chairman Dauphin had been charged with illegally exporting waste to Cote d’Ivoire...

Herakles Farms continues forest clearing for palm oil project, sparking social unrest

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 12:45

Amsterdam, November 19, 2012 – A US-owned company is clearing natural forest in the southwest of Cameroon to establish a large-scale palm oil plantation, heightening social tension as serious questions about the legality of the project persist,...

Senegalese Fishermen launch platform to protect their rights

Press release | October 19, 2012 at 12:26

Warang, October 19, 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa today helped bring together Senegalese fishermen, fish packers and sellers in the wake of the biggest ever fishing scandals to hit Senegal.

Scandal over coastal pelagic fishing licenses:

Press release | March 22, 2012 at 12:55

Dakar, March 22, 2012 – Greenpeace today reminded the Senegalese Maritime Economy minister to ensure that fishing license laws are strictly enforced. This follows reports of impunity and the granting of illegal fishing to foreign pelagic...

Scandal over coastal pelagic fishing licenses

Press release | March 22, 2012 at 12:55

Dakar, March 22, 2012 – Greenpeace today reminded the Senegalese Maritime Economy minister to ensure that fishing license laws are strictly enforced. This follows reports of impunity and the granting of illegal fishing to foreign pelagic...

Greenpeace exposes another foreign super trawler in Senegalese waters

Press release | February 20, 2012 at 12:55

Dakar, 20th February, 2012- Today Greenpeace protested against foreign overfishing in Senegalese waters. Activists from Europe and Africa confronted a Lithuanian-flagged super pelagic trawler, the“Irivinga” and unveiled a banner reading “Stop...

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