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Robbing West Africa

Publication | July 14, 2006 at 0:00

In the past year,the eyes of billions of people have turned toward Africa. Governments,celebrities and millions of people around the world have called for fair trade,droppingdebt,and encouraging development across the continent.But,cast your eyes...

10,000 boxes of stolen fish making for Las Palmas

Feature story | April 11, 2006 at 0:00

We're on the tail of a huge cargo ship full of stolen fish heading to the Spanish port of Las Palmas. The fish, taken from the waters of one of Africa's poorest countries - Guinea Conakry - is bound for the plates of European consumers. Ships...

Victory - pirates in deep deep trouble

Feature story | April 18, 2006 at 0:00

After a chase of over 1000 miles, a six day occupation and hours of diplomatic negotiations, Spain has finally agreed to declare the cargo from the "Binar 4'" - 200 tonnes of fish stolen from West Africa - illegal. Guinean officials also...

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | April 13, 2006 at 0:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

The Binar 4 – A Case Study of the Pirate Fishing Links between West

Publication | April 10, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation have undertaken a joint expedition to expose illegal fishing activities in the waters of Guinea Conakry, one of the countries with the highest level of pirate fishing worldwide. It included...

Victory - pirates in deep deep trouble

Feature story | April 18, 2006 at 0:00

After a chase of over 1000 miles, a six day occupation and hours of diplomatic negotiations, Spain has finally agreed to declare the cargo from the "Binar 4'" - 200 tonnes of fish stolen from West Africa - illegal. Guinean officials also...

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | April 13, 2006 at 0:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

West African communities rally against 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...

Something worth dancing about

Blog entry by Mike Baillie, Greenpeace Africa | August 23, 2012 4 comments

A heart-warming David and Goliath-type story from our oceans campaign in West Africa (with a happy ending). The local fishing community in Thiaroye, Dakar, now really has a reason to dance. Since the new Senegalese government took...

Too many boats catching too few fish

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | January 25, 2012 6 comments

It is no secret that Europe’s seas, once teeming with life, are now unable to provide fish for all its citizens. EU governments and the fishing industry have known for decades that they catch more than their seas can provide, so much...

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