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After exposing the suspicious presence of the factory trawler Vasiliy Filippov in Senegal’s waters, Greenpeace Africa calls on West African states to strengthen surveillance of illegal fishing

Greenpeace Africa has restated its longstanding demand that governments cooperate to stop all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Greenpeace Africa ( is calling on West African governments to strengthen surveillance of the region's oceans and protect fisheries against all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.  After the suspicious presence of a factory trawler in Senegalese waters was exposed (, the vessel, which is registered in Russia and…

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Greenpeace: Fishmeal industry stealing regional food and livelihoods in West Africa

All three species of fish used for fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) are essential for food security, and already overexploited

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 fish stocks essential for the food security and livelihoods of local people, outlined in a new Greenpeace report released today. The report, entitled A…

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Loss of lives at sea: Greenpeace calls on the Senegalese Government to improve safety at sea for small-scale artisanal fishermen

The latest report published by the Directorate for the Monitoring and Protection of Senegalese Fisheries (DPSP) shows that in 2017, 92 accidents resulting in 140 deaths, mostly of artisanal fishermen, were recorded

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 2 years, at least 226 fishermen have lost their lives at sea or have been declared missing. Link for the photographs -…

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Urgent action needed to solve West African food security threat

In only twenty days, Greenpeace and fisheries inspectors from Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and Senegal came across 17 vessels contravening applicable rules

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa ( report released today on World Fisheries Day ( The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences…