Greenpeace Statement on the Election of Senegal's Next President

Press release - March 27, 2012
Greenpeace takes this opportunity to congratulate President-elect Macky Sall following his successful bid to become the fourth president of the Republic of Senegal.

Greenpeace urges the incoming president to follow up on commitments made during a joint meeting with our team, during which he promised to make fisheries management a priority, and to review the illegal fishing licenses granted to foreign pelagic trawlers.

These measures clearly need to be put in place to ensure the sustainable management of fisheries resources in Senegal.