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Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

West African communities rally against monster boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | 10 September, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

Update from Senegal: victory for our oceans

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula, Greenpeace Africa | 10 May, 2012 2 comments

Last week, the Senegalese government cancelled all fishing permits for foreign “ pelagic trawlers ,” large fishing vessels that drag nets below the surface of the ocean. This should remind leaders that with political will and...

African fishermen share their stories with UK leaders

Blog entry by Gemma Freeman | 21 May, 2011 2 comments

African Voices: Unloading fish from pirogues in the harbour of Joal. © Gordon Welters / Greenpeace Three leaders of West African fishing communities arrived in the UK this past week to reveal how massive European fleets...

Senegalese Fishing Communities

Image gallery | 23 August, 2012

Senegal's Catch Of A Lifetime

Video | 23 August, 2012 at 12:48

Senegal's artisanal fishermen are experiencing a great increase in catches after the country's government has cancelled the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers in its waters.

World Oceans Day Senegal

Image | 11 June, 2013 at 13:08

Greenpeace Africa activists together with Joal villagers and local fishermen celebrate World Oceans Day by creating a banner reading: 'Yes To Responsible Fishing' with paper fish. Expressing their commitment to sustainable fishing practices after...

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