If we want healthy, living oceans tomorrow, we urgently need to protect the world’s oceans today – and the unregulated plunder of the Indian Ocean demands our urgent attention. Greenpeace is visiting the region to listen to communities and small-scale fishers, empowering them to defend their oceans.


 

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Oleg yet again!

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | January 8, 2014

The Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov has once again been the main player in the saga "IUU fishing off the Senegalese coasts." In late December, it was caught engaged in suspected looting in southern Senegal by the National Navy. Oleg...

Thank you, Arctic 30

Blog entry by Masse LÔ | November 20, 2013

This message comes from Africa, the continent of considerable economic progress and some of the top emerging economies. The continent that is also highly vulnerable to climate change, despite being home to some of the most beautiful...

Message from a Senegalese fisherman to the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Moustapha Sarr, Senegalese Fisherman | November 16, 2013

Dear Greenpeace, My name is Moustapha Sarr and I'm a Senegalese artisanal fisherman. Ibra, my son, and I are writing to you just as we finish landing our catch of the day to show you our support in these hard times. My name...

The impact the Arctic Sunrise made in West Africa

Blog entry by Philippe Ahodekon, volunteer | October 23, 2013

In February 2012, I had the fabulous opportunity to form part of the Arctic Sunrise crew in the fight against overfishing in the Senegalese-Mauritanian waters. There were more than twenty nationalities onboard during this ship tour. It...

A fisherman's wish

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | October 7, 2013

Honourable Members, I am writing this note to you before embarking on my pirogue to be able to feed my family. I trusted you in 2012 and would like to renew that confidence in 2017. But first, I want you to make my voice heard at...

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