If there was ever a scandal that needed definitive action to be taken against those responsible for it, it is the issue of fishing permits in Senegal between March 2010 and April 2012. The effects of large factory trawlers that were granted permission to plunder Senegalese waters during this time, are still being felt by local communities.
Not a dolphin, but a pygmy blue whale that breaks the surface in the waters 250 miles west of Maputo, Mozambique.
You’ll see it best on the darkest nights. When the moon is empty and clouds cover the stars – that’s when the ocean and algae collude. Like the Arctic’s Northern Lights, this is one of those natural phenomena that leave you giddy, wide-eyed in wonder: Psychedelic dolphins.
Posted by Fran G — 4 October 2012 at 10:49am
Luís comes from a family of fishermen. His great-grandfather
started fishing in the tiny village of Cabo de Gata, near Almería, Spain, many
years ago. Today, Luís is teaching is son the ropes. He's the first of the fifth
generation of fishermen from this family.
Posted by Fran G — 24 September 2012 at 2:09pm
Today our cooperation with Mozambique’s Ministry of
Fisheries comes to an end after two weeks. As part of a ship tour of the Indian
Ocean with the Rainbow Warrior that started in Mozambique, we have been
patrolling a large portion of Mozambique’s waters and facilitating inspections
of foreign fishing vessels that are targeting mainly tuna and endangered
Posted by Fran G — 30 August 2012 at 9:07am
The local fishing community in Thiaroye, Dakar, is celebrating. Since
the new Senegalese government took action to stop overfishing, fisheries in the region
are slowly regenerating, and fishermen are returning home with healthier
Greenpeace volunteers and members of a sea shanty band
My colleague Alicia
and I recently had the great opportunity of travelling down from the Greenpeace office to
Falmouth to meet the amazing all-female Cornwall group composed of Vicky,
Helen, Leila, Lisa and Becky. They were accompanied by Clarence the Cod (aka
Colin – the only man in the group) to spread their contagious enthusiasm for
our Be a
Fisherman’s Friend campaign to the public.
know what I expected notorious Spanish fishing barons to look like. Strapping and medallioned, with deep tans and fancy wrist watches? Or sinewy, wiry and sly?
In any case, the four defendants (three men and one woman) looked like fairly
normal folk, if a little perplexed by the throngs of local and national media
wielding cameras and questions outside the Truro Courthouse in Cornwall.