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Issue No.61
  • :0973-1156
  • :August
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 61, August 2020


Interview of Mme Diaba Diop, general secretary of Pencum Sénégal (GÉF/ Women’s Economic Group)

This interview is by Assane Deme (, General Secretary of the Network of Journalists for Responsible and Sustainable Fisheries in Africa (REJOPRA), Senegal, transcribed by Béatrice Gorez (, Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA),Belgium, and translated from French to English by Gildas (, France

How did you become a fish processor?

I became a fish processor when I left school. I had sat twice for the Bac (‘A’ Levels). My grandmother, who worked in that trade, was growing old. So I decided to join forces with her. By 1999, I became a full fledged processor. The site where I work is located at Thiaroye-sur-Mer, along the road leading to the School of Fisheries, near the landing wharf .

Can you describe your work environment?

At our site, various processing techniques are used. Sardinella and ethmalosa are mainly braised. S