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“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…

Africa's Exploding Plastic Nightmare

May 2020

ROSEMARY NYAMBURA SPENDS her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed in with discarded…

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…

Ban on single-use water sachets implemented in Senegal: “a positive step towards breaking away from single-use plastics”

April 2020

20 April 2020, Dakar Greenpeace Africa welcomes the implementation of Senegal’s ban on plastic water sachets as a step in the right direction to tackle the plastic pollution crisis.  “It’s…

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…

Greenpeace Africa: "The future of Saint Louis fishermen weighed down by decades of poor governance"

February 2020

February 11, 2020, Dakar. Following the fishermen’s demonstrations in Saint Louis and their demand for fishing licenses in Mauritania, Greenpeace Africa explains the roots causes for the crisis and proposes…

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 calls on African states to work towards an ambitious global treaty for the oceans

September 2019

Dakar, September 11th, 2019 – Today, Greenpeace urged African governments to work towards a strong global treaty for the oceans that could help protect at least 30% of the high…

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…

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…

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…

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…