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Exposed: Illegal Fishing in West African Seas

Feature story | February 24, 2012 at 21:53

Today Greenpeace activists caught a Russian-flagged vessel fishing illegally in Senegalese waters, painting the hull of the trawler with the word “Pillage” (the French word for plunder).

African Voices Tour

Feature story | April 5, 2011 at 9:14

Overfishing deeply touches the lives of many Africans, depriving entire communities of their livelihoods. The African Voices Tour hopes to change that.

Greenpeace Africa Calls on EU for Greater Equity

Feature story | July 13, 2011 at 12:03

Greenpeace Africa urges European Union governments to consider African fishermen’s interests in the same way as those of European fishermen -- this as the EU is on the verge of adopting new plans to save overexploited fish stocks in its waters,...

Oceans Advocates

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 14:34

West African nations, like Mauritania and Senegal, have some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. However these reserves are being rapidly depleted by unsustainable fishing practices, often by foreign fishing fleets.

The Urgent Need for Sustainable Fisheries in Africa

Feature story | June 29, 2011 at 15:02

Today we highlighted the plunder of West Africa's once rich fishing grounds through presentations under the theme: Towards sustainable fisheries: Greenpeace and West African fishermen map out the future.

Our Congratulations to Senegal's President, Macky Sall

Feature story | March 28, 2013 at 11:56

Greenpeace Africa congratulates President Macky Sall of Senegal on having won the "Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean" award in the 6th Edition of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

Senegal's Catch of a Lifetime

Feature story | August 23, 2012 at 10:46

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending).

What future for West African fisheries?

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | June 8, 2014

Every year, World Oceans Day is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our campaign to protect West Africa’s ocean ecosystems. This year Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishing associations are marking the day with a public...

Going Gangnam, Greenpeace Style

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | December 19, 2012

As Gangnam fever has swept the globe, not even the Rainbow Warrior was able to escape the madness. So while sailing out in the Indian Ocean, working to document and expose unsustainable and illegal fishing practices, the crew decided...

Protecting Noa’s Ark

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | September 20, 2012

Noa is a fisheries inspector from Mozambique, an easy-going man with soft features who really lights up if you talk to him about his work. He like’s to wear stripes. Mozambique’s ocean fisheries cover an area of almost 600,000 km2 and...

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