Greenpeace Africa and Senegal’s fishing communities condemn new industrial fishmeal and fish oil operations.

September 2021

Greenpeace Africa revealed today that a new fishmeal and fish oil factory has opened in Sandiara, Senegal, the second such opening this year after a factory in Cayar began operations.

My Endless Adventure with Greenpeace Africa

August 2021

Back in the year 1995 when I was in fifth grade, I heard the name of Greenpeace’s vessel “The Rainbow Warrior” on international radio. Since then, I wish I could…

Africa is calling for a Global Plastic Treaty. Will the world listen?

July 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), considers pollution as one of three threats our planet is facing, along with the climate crisis and the loss of nature. Among all sources…

Plastic pollution represents a real danger for our oceans: The numbers speak for themselves

July 2021

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), alongside climate change and biodiversity loss, pollution is part of the triple planetary crisis the world now faces.

Dolphins and turtles carcasses on Senegal’s shoreline: a prelude to the horrors of BP’s project in West Africa

July 2021

in the past week, dozens of dolphin and turtle carcasses were found in North Senegal, along the shores of Saint Louis. The deaths of marine wildlife come as oil giant…

The establishment of the Chinese fishmeal factory will contribute to decreasing the supply of fish for local consumption.

May 2021

We have observed in recent years an increasing presence of Chinese distant water fleets in the West African coasts despite their reputation for ruining and polluting everything in the waters.…

Greenpeace Africa reacts to attempts to turn Senegal into a plastic waste dump

May 2021

German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has been caught in the act of fraud by Senegalese Customs. According to Liberation, the fifth largest ship owner in the world was fraudulently trying to…

Greenpeace condemns massive plundering of Mauritanian fish stocks vital to food security

March 2021

The second largest fishing vessel in the world with a bad track record for chronic overfishing has been spotted fishing in Mauritanian waters

To the women fighting to protect our ocean and food security: Thank you!

March 2021

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing on a sandy beach listening to the sounds of the ocean as the waves are washing in. It’s magic isn't it? Indeed, it’s paradise

Climate change and overfishing - an explosive cocktail in West Africa

January 2021

Torn between the advancement of desertification and drought on the one hand and floods, sea level increases and coastal erosion on the other, the West African region, which has 340…

When despair wins and disaster takes over off the coast of Senegal and Europe

November 2020

On this World Fisheries Day, fishing communities all along the coastline of Senegal are paying tribute to colleagues and friends who are losing their lives at sea in attempts to…

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

Op-ed | Small-scale fishers’ heritage is systemically gutted

September 2020

When I first visited here in my youth, the market was as vibrant as the boats docked along its piers, banter and laughter were a distraction from the fishy stench…

Greenpeace Africa on floods and thousands displaced in Senegal: “Community aid is not enough. Bold climate action needed to prevent more floods”

September 2020

Dakar, 7 September 2020 – Senegal found itself submerged under water, after extraordinary floods yesterday, with more rainfall in one day than the total amount that usually falls during the…

Hope for Senegal’s plastic-free future amid COVID-19

July 2020

New research backed by over a hundred medical experts worldwide confirms that reusables are safe to use during the current global COVID-19 pandemic, for as long as proper hygiene practices…

“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…