Mauritania’s Risky Catch

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.