Greenpeace reiterates its support for the arrest of the Russian vessel Oleg Naydenov by the Senegalese authorities for illegal fishing in their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Press release - January 23, 2014
The Senegalese government must now clarify the circumstances in which Oleg Naydenov was released, the exact nature of the amounts paid by the Russian ship owner and the follow up that will be given to this issue.

It still remains shocking that such a monster boat, despite it repeated offenses on illegal fishing is allowed to return at sea to continue its destructive activities.

"The State of Senegal should strengthen the sanctions to be administrated to any ships and companies guilty of IUU fishing so that they definitively stop plundering the waters of the region, "said Ahmed Diame Oceans Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa.”We also call upon the West Africa countries to strengthen their cooperation for a better monitoring and surveillance of their coasts and stop granting licenses to vessels or companies which have committed illegalities in a neighboring country. "