Senegalese fisherman join Greenpeace campaigners in defending fish stocks from industrial trawlers
In the run up to the Senegalese presidential elections, Youssou N’dour isn’t the only controversial show on the road. Last week, a caravan tour organised by the small-scale fishing sector and our colleagues in Greenpeace Africa, called on presidential candidates to take urgent action against foreign super trawlers.
Celestino Oliveira, Abdou Karim Sall and Issa Moustapha Diop meet fishing communities in Penzance
three African fishermen - Karim of Senegal, Celestino of Cape Verde and Issa of Mauritania
- were in the UK for the African Voices tour to deliver an urgent message: that
EU fleets must stop stealing fish from African Waters.
The disastrous effects of
overfishing by European fleets aren’t confined to our continent's waters: destructive EU vessels are now exploiting the waters of the world’s
poorest nations - threatening ecosystems, depriving local
fishermen of their livelihoods and the food security of their communities. So Greenpeace have brought them and their stories to Europe.