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While governments in Senegal, Mauritania and The Gambia have been carrying out emergency food distributions to local communities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new Greenpeace report, exposes how the same governments have kept enabling systematic plunder of the oceans by foreign fishing vessels and fishmeal and fish oil  industries. Greenpeace is calling on all governments in the Economic Community of West African States region to adopt a sustainable regional management plan, with urgent focus on dropping open sea stocks.

  •  Gutted – a documentary collaboration between Angelo Louw, Greenpeace Africa’s Digital Mobilisation Officer and filmmaker Malcolm Rainers, highlights how industrial fishi Read more »

  • Fishing operators who are members of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture, NACCIMA, have urged the government to bail them out from an … Read more »

  • Pesticides that can cause cancer, mouth ulceration, dysphagia and abdominal pain, among other diseases, if ingested have reportedly been detected in fish imported from China. Over … Read more »

  • Scientists from the University of the Western Cape’s chemistry department have found that fish caught by small scale commercial fishers in Kalk Bay are contaminated by antibiotics, … Read more »

  • The government is said to have collected over U.S.$2 million in fines from fishermen and traders caught with illegal gear. Other fishermen have been arrested on allegations of … Read more »

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