West African Fishing Communities Drive Off  Pirate Fishing Trawlers

West African Fishing Communities Drive Off Pirate Fishing Trawlers

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A group of 23 impoverished west African fishing communities has driven off a fleet of illegal, unreported and unregulated “pirate” trawlers working illegally in their protected waters, by filming and reporting them when they are found in their waters…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Pirate Fishermen off Sierra Leone Export To EU, BBC News
The vast majority of pirate vessels illegally fishing off Sierra Leone are accredited to export their catches to Europe, an environmentalist group says.

Mega Trawlers Are Emptying African Seas, Greenpeace
West African waters have been subject to overfishing for decades, the effects of which are being felt by local communities.

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