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

Evidence of various infringements including illegal nets, shark finning and fishing without licence were handed over by Greenpeace to West African and Chinese authorities

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) (http://english.Agri.gov.cn) is pulling the plug on three Chinese companies conducting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa. This demonstrates an increased intolerance by authorities towards Chinese vessels involved in IUU. The MoA has cancelled the distant water fishing certificate of the Lian…

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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 (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en) report released today on World Fisheries Day (http://APO.af/n9KAiN). The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences…

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Greenpeace concludes months long ship tour with strong recommendations to West African states

The findings are symptomatic of West African fisheries’ desperate need for effective regulations at a regional level

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 ‘Hope in West Africa’ ship tour, which also included fisheries monitoring and civil society and…

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Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

In addition, more than 70 bags of shark carcasses were found on one of the Chinese vessels

Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking…

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

Greenpeace is demanding that West African governments take responsibility and work together to manage both foreign and local fishing activities in their waters so resources can be distributed fairly and sustainably

Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was caught using illegal nets and fishing for species outside of…

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Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of illegal fishing vessels

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on an expedition in West Africa to document the threat from overfishing to the marine environment and food security for millions of Africans depending on fish to survive

Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP, found multiple fishing infringements. The findings of the joint surveillance were presented to President José Mário Vaz on his visit to the Greenpeace Ship ‘My…

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Greenpeace ship My Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries

The Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) 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 Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries…

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244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Greenpeace Africa, who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years, launches a call in support for the communities

Local communities affected by this large-scale palm oil plantation have taken their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en), who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years (http://apo.af/0fv5mZ), launches a call…