Greenpeace and Senegalese Fishermen Tackle Overfishing

Photo | February 17, 2012

Greenpeace ship's Arctic Sunrise arrives in Dakar welcomed by a flotilla of local fishermen on their pirogue boats. West African waters including those of Senegal have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by local communities. The scientific community recognizes that fishing capacity of many stocks must be reduced in order to ensure the long term sustainability of West Africa’s marine resources. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans.

Greenpeace ship's Arctic Sunrise arrives in Dakar welcomed by a flotilla of local fishermen on their pirogue boats. West African waters including those of Senegal have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by local communities. The scientific community recognizes that fishing capacity of many stocks must be reduced in order to ensure the long term sustainability of West Africa’s marine resources. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans.

 

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