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Factory boats plunder the fish-rich waters of the Gulf of Guinea at the expense of the populations, says Greenpeace by Bhavi Mandalia October 15,2020   |  Source: Pledge Times

According to the environmental NGO Greenpeace, “marine ecosystems are increasingly degraded by pollution, overfishing by foreign trawlers, destructive fishing methods and illegal fishing” in the Gulf of Guinea.

African coasts have been victims for decades of industrial fishing, often illegal. After the Japanese or European boats in the 2000s, it is also the Chinese, Turkish or Korean factory ships that plunder the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, while local fishermen went out to sea less during the Covid-19 epidemic. . The report Seasickness, which has just been published by Greenpeace Africa, asks for more transparency and questions the interest of this industrial fishing for a country like Senegal.

“Marine ecosystems are increasingly degraded as a result of pollution, overfishing by foreign trawlers, destructive fishing methods and illegal fishing” in the Gulf of Guinea, specifies the environmental NGO.

According to Greenpeace, at least eight Chinese fishing vessels participated in questionable activities between March and July 2020 off the coast of Senegal. All bear the name of Fu Yuan Yu, but with different numbers. They fish at night in the Senegalese Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), without knowing whether they have licenses, or whether they were obtained in

Theme(s): Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods.

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