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"Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | April 7, 2017

Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark side. If poverty and quality of life are measured...

EU Supertrawler Prevented From Plundering The Oceans

Image | February 1, 2012 at 14:26

Greenpeace activists prevent one of Europe's largest fishing vessels, the 'Maartje Theadora' from leaving port. The activists secure the 140 meters long vessel to its mooring site with a cable. A banner placed on the ship reads "EU Stop...

On the 27th of February 2010

Blog entry by Tshepo | March 9, 2010

…my biggest inspiration is the faces of the local fishermen that I had made friends with, who stay next to the ocean in Dakar, Senegal… The date is 1 st March 2010. I am on the Arctic Sunrise (AS) ship and my name is Tshepo...

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Blog entry by raviro | March 5, 2010

At 5.00 am, most of us were in dreamland. The big factory trawler passes the Arctic Sunrise. This trawler is about 120m long and has the capacity to process 200 tonnes of fish per day. Her equipment is highly sophisticated. She has a...

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