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Defending Our Oceans

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 18:06

According to the United Nations, over 75 percent of the world's fisheries are fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted. Some species have already been fished to commercial extinction; many more are on the verge.

What we do

Hub | November 12, 2008 at 14:07

Greenpeace Africa commends Uganda for the ban on plastic bags

Press release | June 11, 2018 at 10:43

Nairobi, 7th June 2018 - In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day 2018, President Museveni noted that the continued manufacture, use and poor disposal practices associated with plastics have added to the accumulation of the...

Greenpeace activists protested at ANAM's offices to demand the complete...

Press release | July 18, 2018 at 14:50

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 of the re-calculation of the industrial fishing vessels in...

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

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 13:00

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 of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month...

Greenpeace reveal new cases of bad fishing practices in West Africa

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 17:06

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 & Maritime Economy, the Minister of Environment &...

Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

Press release | April 20, 2017 at 14:28

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 Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements...

Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz Visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of...

Press release | March 28, 2017 at 9:28

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, found multiple fishing infringements. The vessels...

Stop Arctic Oil!

Hub | June 7, 2011 at 14:01

Help us stop the Arctic oil Rush, and get all the latest updates in our efforts to stop Carin Energy from its dangerous drilling operation.

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

Press release | February 24, 2017 at 11:30

Praia, 24th February 2017. The Greenpeace ship My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra...

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

Press release | April 9, 2017 at 12:00

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 also had illegally altered fishing nets on board,...

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

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 15:37

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 of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month...

Greenpeace reaction following the plastic bag ban in Senegal

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 10:57

Following the ban of certain type of plastique bags in Senegal, Marie Suzanne Traoré, Ocean Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, declares:

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

Press release | March 9, 2018 at 9:01

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. This demonstrates an increased intolerance by...

Greenpeace Africa in total solidarity with the People of Sierra Leone

Press release | August 17, 2017 at 16:43

Dakar, 17 August 2017- Following the disaster that struck Freetown on 13 August 2017 and killed at least 312 people and thousands of homeless people, Greenpeace Africa expressed its compassion and solidarity to the people of Sierra Leone.

Statoil exploration threatens biodiversity of Algoa Bay

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 9:43

Johannesburg, 19 September - Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, Statoil’s a newly acquired East Algoa exploration licence is located just a few kilometres east of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, an area labelled as a marine biodiversity...

Multimedia

Multimedia hub | December 9, 2009 at 18:59

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Press Centre

Hub | December 16, 2009 at 22:41

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest photographs, videos, press releases, and reports which we are distributing to the media.

News

Hub | December 27, 2009 at 16:00

News and blogs.

Oceans Advocates

Feature story | October 28, 2010 at 15:34

West African nations, like Mauritania and Senegal, have some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. However these reserves are being rapidly depleted by unsustainable fishing practices, often by foreign fishing fleets.

Greenpeace and Senegalese fishermen unite to tackle overfishing

Feature story | February 16, 2012 at 9:00

One of our ships, the Arctic Sunrise, has just arrived in Dakar. It was welcomed by more than fifty local fishermen, eager to tackle the problem of overfishing in their waters.

Dodgy Catch

Feature story | November 24, 2010 at 11:34

You know that colourful tin of tuna you drop into your shopping basket every week? Well, ever wonder what’s in it?

6000 Senegalese Fishermen tell their Government, "Make Fishing a Priority Now!"

Feature story | January 24, 2012 at 10:18

We asked Senegalese fishermen what they want their government to do for the local fishing industry. Instead of one answer, we received a shout, a cry, a unanimous chorus – “Make sustainable fishing a priority!”

Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters

Feature story | March 2, 2012 at 16:53

Today, activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protested against European overfishing in Mauritanian waters. The activists attached symbolic giant Euro bank notes and a banner saying “Stop EU Subsidised Plunder” on the hull of the...

The Human Costs of Foreign Fishing

Feature story | March 19, 2012 at 9:43

The effects that foreign trawlers are having in African waters are not simply confined to our fisheries. They are having strong ripple effects in local communities as well.

Foreign vessels sucking the life from Africa’s fisheries

Feature story | April 10, 2012 at 11:50

As West African leaders becoming increasingly outspoken about overfishing, we are continuing our protest against European factory trawlers that are emptying seas and putting the future of local coastal communities at risk.

Two-week Surveillance with Mozambique Govt Comes to an End

Feature story | September 24, 2012 at 9:48

Today our cooperation with Mozambique’s Ministry of Fisheries comes to an end after two weeks. We have been patrolling a large portion of Mozambique’s waters and facilitating inspections of foreign fishing vessels that are targeting mainly tuna...

Illegal Fishing Vessels Found in Chagos Marine Reserve

Feature story | October 25, 2012 at 11:12

Greenpeace has found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

Time to strengthen fisheries enforcement to stop pirate fishing and end overfishing...

Feature story | November 15, 2012 at 12:30

The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace International said on Monday after it again found illegal fishing operations in the region.

Rainbow Warrior in Key Tuna Hub, Mauritius

Feature story | October 12, 2012 at 13:05

Greenpeace will hold talks with the Mauritian government and key stakeholders about sustainable tuna fisheries this weekend following the arrival of the Rainbow Warrior in Port Louis today.

Change Your Tuna

Feature story | July 15, 2013 at 9:26

Tuna is in trouble. It's is one of the world’s favourite fish, and the staple protein of millions, but it is overfished globally.

Hope in West Africa Ship Tour Briefer

Publication | April 8, 2017 at 18:05

This spring, the Greenpeace ship ‘Esperanza’ and its crew set course to West Africa to document the beauties of these rich waters, and bear witness to a growing threat to food security from decades of overfishing.

Cooperation urgently required to ensure a future for West African fisheries

Feature story | May 9, 2016 at 15:06

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. But fish knows no borders, they migrate from the waters of...

Greenpeace Calls for fair Africa/EU fishing agreements critical

Feature story | May 13, 2011 at 14:48

As fisheries ministers from around the globe meet in Brussels to discuss the future of fishing agreements between EU and foreign countries, Greenpeace Africa calls for a fairer and sustainable fishing partnership that protects the livelihoods of...

New Fishing Licenses Intensify Marine Plunder

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 11:35

We urge the Senegalese government to reconsider the 22 licences it has issued to Russian trawlers -- for the sake of the fisheries and the Senegalese people.

African Voices Tour

Feature story | April 5, 2011 at 10:14

Overfishing deeply touches the lives of many Africans, depriving entire communities of their livelihoods. The African Voices Tour hopes to change that.

Stop Selling Our Birthright!

Feature story | June 22, 2011 at 21:20

Greenpeace Africa condemns the Mauritanian government’s decision to grant Chinese company, Poly Hondone Pelagic, a 25-year license to fish in Mauritanian waters, signing away the birthright of its people and their children.

The Urgent Need for Sustainable Fisheries in Africa

Feature story | June 29, 2011 at 16:02

Today we highlighted the plunder of West Africa's once rich fishing grounds through presentations under the theme: Towards sustainable fisheries: Greenpeace and West African fishermen map out the future.

Responsible Fishing Practices Critical

Feature story | July 20, 2011 at 9:33

Greenpeace today re-affirmed the need for sustainable fisheries in response to certain assertions made by the European Union office in Senegal on its overfishing campaign in West Africa. Greenpeace welcomes a dialogue with the EU Senegal office...

Greenpeace Africa Calls on EU for Greater Equity

Feature story | July 13, 2011 at 13:03

Greenpeace Africa urges European Union governments to consider African fishermen’s interests in the same way as those of European fishermen -- this as the EU is on the verge of adopting new plans to save overexploited fish stocks in its waters,...

Empty Nets, Empty Future

Feature story | September 28, 2011 at 13:34

Our new report shows how overfishing and climate change are taking their toll on West African seas.

Exposed: Illegal Fishing in West African Seas

Feature story | February 24, 2012 at 22:53

Today Greenpeace activists caught a Russian-flagged vessel fishing illegally in Senegalese waters, painting the hull of the trawler with the word “Pillage” (the French word for plunder).

Sustainable Fishing Week launched in Senegal

Feature story | December 5, 2012 at 13:32

On Monday, Greenpeace Africa and several Senegalese fishermen’s associations launched Sustainable Fishing week. This joint initiative will be taking place throughout the country, until the 8th of December, to raise awareness about the urgent need...

Stand firm, Mr. President

Feature story | December 5, 2013 at 10:30

The courageous steps taken by the Senegalese President to save his country’s fisheries, livelihoods of local communities, and to ensure food security of the population, need to be strengthened and supported.

Taking Parliament to the Oceans

Feature story | October 7, 2013 at 13:06

As West African oceans face unprecedented pressure from international fishing vessels, Greenpeace is holding a workshop with Senegalese parliamentarians to discuss the impending crisis – and ways to turn it all around.

Greenpeace briefing to the 21st Session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern...

Publication | April 20, 2016 at 12:29

Greenpeace is pleased to attend this 21st Session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) for the first time since the opening of a Greenpeace regional office in West Africa, based in Dakar. Greenpeace is an...

Greenpeace and Local Fishermen Call for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Senegal

Press release | March 23, 2012 at 13:15

Dakar, January 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishermen are calling on future leaders to review fisheries management legislation and to establish sustainable policies. Greenpeace has launched a caravan that will tour main cities and...

Senegalese Fishermen launch platform to protect their rights

Press release | October 19, 2012 at 13:26

Warang, October 19, 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa today helped bring together Senegalese fishermen, fish packers and sellers in the wake of the biggest ever fishing scandals to hit Senegal.

Greenpeace reaction to the statement of the Senegalese Minister of Fisheries and...

Press release | October 23, 2012 at 13:32

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement by the Senegalese government that it will follow-up on the fishing authorizations that resulted in the plunder of pelagic resources of the country between 2010 and 2012.

West African fishing communities say “no” to monster-boats

Press release | September 9, 2013 at 13:55

Nouakchott, September 9th, 2013 - Fishermen's organizations and civil society have supported that predatory boats are not welcome in West African waters this Sunday in Nouakchott.

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