Action against Russian Trawler Mikhail Verbitsky

Photo | 5 March, 2012

Greenpeace activists swimmers protest with banners in Senegalese waters reading "Stop fishing away Africa's Future" in front of the 120 meter long Russian super trawler "Mikhail Verbitsky" Greenpeace is claiming the trawler is a clear example of unsustainable fishing practices by foreign super trawlers in the region. Foreign fleets are plundering the West African waters, while local fishermen see their catches decrease. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans. West African waters, while local fishermen see their catches decrease. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans.02/21/2012

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