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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!”

Taking Parliament to the Oceans

Feature story | October 7, 2013 at 12:06

As West African oceans face unprecedented pressure from international fishing vessels, Greenpeace is holding a workshop with Senegalese parliamentarians to discuss the impending crisis – and ways to turn it all around.

Securing a better future for the oceans and for people

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 8, 2015

Local fishermen in Joal, Senegal, express their concerns about the intensifying plunder of their marine resources by placing hand-prints on a large banner reading “Your voice counts, make it heard now” to urge politicians to listen to...

Whose Responsibility Is It?

Blog entry by Ahmed DIAME | May 6, 2015

When will we see a renewal of West African fisheries laws? A few weeks ago, television channels worldwide showed, in a loop, what is now called the "tragedy of the Mediterranean". The lifeless bodies, of at least 800 young...

For the future of fisheries in West-Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 7, 2015

By Prudence Wanko In order to see fisheries reborn, West African States must take up their responsibility to eradicate all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a practice which is slowly killing a...

Senegal's Catch Of A Lifetime

Image gallery | August 23, 2012

A fisherman's wish

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | October 7, 2013

Honourable Members, I am writing this note to you before embarking on my pirogue to be able to feed my family. I trusted you in 2012 and would like to renew that confidence in 2017. But first, I want you to make my voice heard at...

Creating a debate on sustainable tuna fishing is the first step towards change

Blog entry by Oliver Knowles, Greenpeace International | May 22, 2013

Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices...

West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | September 10, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

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