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

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 13:45

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 13:26

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 13:55

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 13:55

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 13:55

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...

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen cooperate to tackle overfishing

Press release | February 16, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, 16th February 2012. Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, has docked today at the port of Dakar, where they were welcomed by more fifty artisanal fishermen with their traditional pirogues. In the coming weeks the Arctic Sunrise will sail the...

Over 6,000 Senegalese fishermen challenge politicians to put communities first

Press release | January 19, 2012 at 13:55

Dakar, January 19, 2012 – Today, the “My voice, my future” caravan organized by Greenpeace and small-scale fishing communities ended with a call on Senegalese politicians to take into account their concerns over the depletion of fish stocks and...

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