A message to Macky Sall, Senegalese President:

Your Excellency:

Greenpeace wishes to congratulate you for your decision to ban monster boats from accessing our precious Senegalese waters.

Indeed, this is not only a courageous but also a critical decision particularly to ensure a sustainable future for millions of Senegalese. Your stand on this matter will also greatly benefit the oceans.

But there is still a lot to do for fisheries governance and management in the region.

Thus we look to you to encourage regional bodies such as Ecowas and Nepad to push West African governments to act firmly on this issue as it impacts Africans.

Our oceans need more governance and marine reserves to enable us to continue feeding the world and regulating the climate.