Senegal’s artisanal fishermen are experiencing a great increase in catches after the country’s government has cancelled the licenses of 29 foreign fishing trawlers in its waters.
Discover what can be achieved by bringing a diverse range of stakeholders together. WWF’s PISCES project is the first to translate marine policy into practical guidelines for industries and is just one of WWF’s projects to benefit from M&S’s Forever Fish campaign, which uses funds raised from the sale of their food carrier bags to protect the marine environment.
With West African fish stocks under increasing pressure from foreign industrial fishing fleets, scientists are concerned that local people may be forced to increasingly hunt other marine wildlife such as turtles and marine mammals.
West Africa’s coastal fish stocks are being depleted by foreign fishing fleets from Europe and Asia. Overfishing is threatening the region’s fish resources and the livelihoods of the people of West Africa.
For the fishermen of Mauritania, it is getting hard to make a living. Having to venture out further to sea, their small boats are at risk of capsizing in a storm or being overrun by the foreign trawlers.
Coral reefs are the most diverse marine ecosystem. They provide other marine species with food and shelter and provide us with food, income and leisure. But coral reefs are in danger: 75% of them are threatened by overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, ocean acidification and climate change. This film explains what we can do to help corals stay alive.