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

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

AFRICA / SÉNÉGAL

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


This interview is by Assane Deme (assanedeme00@gmail.com), General Secretary of the Network of Journalists for Responsible and Sustainable Fisheries in Africa (REJOPRA), Senegal, transcribed by Béatrice Gorez (cffa.cape@gmail.com), Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements (CFFA),Belgium, and translated from French to English by Gildas (digor-mor@orange.fr), 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