Publications

Greenpeace Africa to Senegal's Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy: Finding legal loopholes to grant vessel licences is inherently unethical

October 2020

The Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of Senegal issued apress release on 12 October 2020 and rejected the key findings in Greenpeace Africa's report "Seasick: as COVID-19 locks down…

As COVID-19 locks down West Africa, its waters remain open to plunder

October 2020

In the West African region and in Senegal in particular, the fishing sector has faced many difficulties in recent decades. The containment imposed by COVID-19 has been a godsend for…

Multinational fishing industries plunder West Africa’s ocean as artisanal sector is locked out by COVID-19

October 2020

a new Greenpeace report, exposes how the same governments have kept enabling systematic plunder of the oceans by foreign fishing vessels and the Fishmeal and Fish Oil (FMFO) industry.

“All Senegalese feel the Burn" - Greenpeace Africa reacts to the tragedy between an industrial fishing vessel and an artisanal fishing pirogue in West Africa

September 2020

A clash between the industrial fishing vessel "Soleil 7” and an artisanal fishing pirogue from Mbour had caused injury to the invoked mariners and damaged the pirogue's equipment

“A chance for the ocean to recover”: on World Oceans Day, Senegal takes critical decisions

June 2020

Dakar, 8 June, 2020 – On World Oceans Day, Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries rejected the licensing requests for 52 foreign new industrial fishing vessels. The decision follows weeks of campaigning…

We don’t need more fishing licences - we need help to fight COVID19!

May 2020

There’s been outrage in recent weeks over news that the Senegalese government will start a process which could lead to the issuing of 54 new licenses to destructive, industrial fishing…

Greenpeace Africa to Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries, Mr. Alioune Ndoye: licensing new fishing vessels is an onslaught against fish stocks and artisanal sector

April 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 23 April 2020. The Senegalese Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy has approached the consultative committee for fishing licences attribution (CCAL) to issue 54 licenses to vessels of…

Global call on International Women’s Day: Stop fishmeal and fish oil factories!

March 2020

Dakar, Senegal, 8 March 2020 – On International Women’s Day, opinion leading women and activists from the continent and Greenpeace Africa, stand united with a rapidly growing movement of female…

World Fisheries Day or Worst Fisheries Day?

November 2019

As the world is celebrating the “World Fisheries Day” today, it is the right time to further reflect on the state of the fisheries which deserve mourning rather than celebration…

Heartfelt outcry from female fish processors on the morning of World Fisheries Day

November 2019

“What are we going to do if we can’t process fish? How will we take care of our families and our children’s education?”

Greenpeace Africa Documentary Shines Light on the Stolen Heritage of Western Cape Fishing Communities

September 2019

Cape Town, 24 September 2019. This Heritage Day, Greenpeace Africa shared a teaser for an upcoming documentary it produced to amplify the voices of small-scale fishers in the Western Cape.…

Arctic Sunrise set to liven up the ocean around Cape Town. 19, 20 October - V&A Waterfront

September 2019

Something big is coming… all the way from the Arctic to the blue shores of South Africa. An adventure from the north pole to the south pole – a quest…

Deep sea mining is not the future

July 2019

If you were planning to send monster machines down to a deep ocean habitat that’s full of creatures found nowhere else on Earth, you’d need a pretty good story to…

Why West African Coastal countries should phase out fishmeal/fish oil

July 2019

It’s incredible to realize how a simple conversation with a person could change your life’s perspectives. I had a very intense chat with a woman processor of Bargny, in Senegal.…

Greenpeace: Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa

June 2019

Dakar, 19 June 2019 — Greenpeace is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, to stop the threat to regional…

A world that is safe and healthy with vibrant oceans is possible!

November 2018

A world that is safe and healthy with vibrant oceans, is possible. And that’s why we are campaigning to end the flow of plastic into our oceans, ensuring stricter measures…

Loss of lives at sea: Greenpeace calls on the Senegalese Government to improve safety at sea for small-scale artisanal fishermen

October 2018

Dakar Senegal, 23/10/2018 – Greenpeace Africa has today, released a new documentary on the numerous cases of small-scale fishermen who have lost their lives in Senegalese waters. Over the past…

Executive Director 's Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 2018

As the world commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: “Greenpeace Africa supports ‘Greening the blue’. Africa has a major role to…

Greenpeace activists protested at ANAM's offices to demand the complete re-calculation of fishing vessels’ tonnage in Senegal

July 2018

Dakar, July 18, 2018 - Today, Greenpeace activists peacefully protested in front of the office of the National Agency for Maritime Affairs (ANAM) to demand the publication of the state…

A new era is opening!

March 2018

Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region. From Nouadhibou (in…

Illegal fishing - game over for repeat offenders

March 2018

Greenpeace campaigner, Pavel Klinckhamers, looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza’s monkey island. Sometimes, results of our work are not immediately visible, and lots of behind the…

Chinese companies see subsidies cancelled and permits removed for illegal fishing in West Africa

March 2018

Dakar, Senegal 9 March 2018 – The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is pulling the plug on three Chinese companies conducting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa.…

5 things you (probably) didn't know about the Antarctic

February 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary – the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such…

A cost that curses!

December 2017

On November 21st, s the World was celebrating Fisheries Day, Greenpeace Africa chose this symbolic date to publish its report” The cost of ocean Destruction”

The Cost of Ocean Destruction

November 2017

West Africa’s coastal waters lie within one of four of the world’s major ocean upwellings, all of which can be found on the eastern boundaries of the Pacifc and Atlantic…

13 infractions found in just twenty days of fisheries surveillance in West Africa

May 2017

Dakar, 4 May 2017 - 11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out…

Greenpeace concludes months long ship tour with strong recommendations to West African states.

May 2017

Dakar, 4 May 2017 - 11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out…

Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

April 2017

Freetown, 20 April 2017 - Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one…

Shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels during Greenpeace - Guinea patrol

April 2017

Conakry 9th April 2017 - Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels…

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

March 2017

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “Hope in West Africa” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our…

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz Visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of illegal fishing vessels

March 2017

Guinea Bissau, 28 March 2017 - Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP,…

Greenpeace reveal new cases of bad fishing practices in West Africa

March 2017

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 13 March 2017 - Greenpeace today presented the results of 10 days of research on fishing practices along the West African coast to the Mauritanian Minister of Fisheries…

A day at sea: Wildlife encounters

March 2017

On March 1st 2017, the Esperanza ship sailed to the Praia harbour in Cape Verde to begin its journey in West African waters. One goal: show local governments that there…

Our oceans, our responsibility

February 2017

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life…

New trade protections for sharks - but are they enough?

November 2016

Like it or not, around the world many species of animals are seen as tradeable commodities – for things like food, fur, fashion or medicine. Of course we know that…

Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

October 2016

Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation. Despite getting a majority of votes…

Sight on the target - Tackling destructive fishing

June 2016

Now that I’m back from my mission on our biggest, fastest Greenpeace ship the Esperanza as part of the #justnottuna expedition. I get a chance to reflect on my experience…

Cooperation urgently required to ensure a future for West African fisheries

May 2016

We humans love drawing lines on maps. Over many centuries borders have been created by our peoples or have been imposed on them, separating our languages, our cultures, our traditions.…

Fraud on the gross tonnage by industrial fishing vessels

March 2016

Dakar, 24 March 2016 - A coalition of fisheries stakeholders and civil society organizations, consisting of associations of artisanal fishermen, women processors, fishmongers, marine officers, and marine and environmental associations,…