These photos from this year’s investigation into West African Fisheries show the threat illegal and overfishing practises pose to the livelihoods of millions of Africans.
In only twenty days, Greenpeace and fisheries inspectors from Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and Senegal came across 17 vessels contravening applicable rules, including involvement in illegal transshipment, fishing in breach of their license conditions, using illegal nets and shark finning. The photos show our investigation and reveal the harmful fishing practices and over exploitation taking place in West African waters. All images are by photographer Pierre Gleizes.
Angela Glienicke Picture Editor at Greenpeace UK
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