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Senegal cancels fishing licenses for 29 foreign trawlers: our congratulations to the...

Feature story | May 4, 2012 at 11:50

An open letter of congratulations to the Senegalese Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, from Greenpeace Africa.

Empty Nets, Empty Future

Feature story | September 28, 2011 at 12:34

Our new report shows how overfishing and climate change are taking their toll on West African seas.

Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters

Feature story | March 2, 2012 at 15:53

Today, activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protested against European overfishing in Mauritanian waters. The activists attached symbolic giant Euro bank notes and a banner saying “Stop EU Subsidised Plunder” on the hull of the...

6000 Senegalese Fishermen tell their Government, "Make Fishing a Priority Now!"

Feature story | January 24, 2012 at 9:18

We asked Senegalese fishermen what they want their government to do for the local fishing industry. Instead of one answer, we received a shout, a cry, a unanimous chorus – “Make sustainable fishing a priority!”

Illegal Fishing Vessels Found in Chagos Marine Reserve

Feature story | October 25, 2012 at 10:12

Greenpeace has found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

Foreign vessels sucking the life from Africa’s fisheries

Feature story | April 10, 2012 at 10:50

As West African leaders becoming increasingly outspoken about overfishing, we are continuing our protest against European factory trawlers that are emptying seas and putting the future of local coastal communities at risk.

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.

Rainbow Warrior in Key Tuna Hub, Mauritius

Feature story | October 12, 2012 at 12:05

Greenpeace will hold talks with the Mauritian government and key stakeholders about sustainable tuna fisheries this weekend following the arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in Port Louis today.

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen unite to tackle overfishing

Feature story | February 16, 2012 at 8:00

One of our ships, the Arctic Sunrise, has just arrived in Dakar. It was welcomed by more than fifty local fishermen, eager to tackle the problem of overfishing in their waters.

Defending Our Oceans

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 16:06

According to the United Nations, over 75 percent of the world's fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted. Some species have already been fished to commercial extinction; many more are on the verge.

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