So what’s the problem?

In West Africa, an expanding fishmeal and fish oil industry is taking away tonnes of fresh fish from the tables of the local communities to feed fish like salmon and seabass in the aquaculture industry, pigs, chickens, and even pets in Europe and Asia.
Food security and livelihoods of around 40 million people could be at stake as well as the health of the marine environment.

What can we do?

The expansion of fishmeal and fish oil factories contradicts several UN Sustainable Development Goals on sustainable development, national regulations, poverty alleviation, food security, and gender equality.
Women fish processors are providing jobs and access to cheap animal protein for the poorest population in the whole West African region including non-coastal countries like Mali, and Burkina Faso.
Now the unfair competition for fresh fish between West African communities and the fishmeal and fish oil industry, means millions of people can be affected by poverty and malnutrition.
It’s time to scale up support. Stand for women and communities and call for stopping the fishmeal and fish oil industry in West Africa.

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Stand 4 Women

A destructive fishmeal and fish oil industry is threatening food security and a way of life for up to 40 million people – including a lot of female fish processors in West Africa. Stand for women and communities.

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#Stand4Women and communities in West Africa. Amplify our message and support their call to stop the fishmeal and fish oil industry in West Africa.

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1 Stand 4 Women

A destructive fishmeal and fish oil industry is threatening food security and a way of life for up to 40 million people – including a lot of female fish processors in West Africa. Stand for women and communities.

Sign the petition

#Stand4Women and communities in West Africa. Amplify our message and support their call to stop the fishmeal and fish oil industry in West Africa.

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