The epic, Seasick: As Covid-19 locks down West Africa, its waters remain delivery to plunder, is in conserving with the activist NGO’s observations of fishing vessels and fish meal and fish oil factories in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania between March and July.
It digs into the events surrounding the unprecedented 52 international vessels that applied for fishing licenses from the Senegalese authorities earlier this three hundred and sixty five days, amid lockdown restrictions owing to the coronavirus. The applications infuriated quite lots of Senegalese fisheries stakeholders, along side artisanal fishermen, industrial shipowners and civil society organizations.
Never ahead of had so many international vessels applied for licenses, severely with the lockdown constraints and food insecurity. Civil society teams savor, APRAPAM, argued that granting the licenses would amplify the fishing stress on Senegal’s waters, threaten sustainability and the livelihoods of artisanal fishing communities already plagued by the limitations in situation to combat the pandemic.