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China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by emabe: 4:34pm On May 21, 2015
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, Greenpeace says.

Using information gathered from 2000 to 2014, Greenpeace said Chinese companies had fished in prohibited grounds or under-declared their catches.

Boats either turned off their identification systems or transmitted false location data, it added.

One company's fishing capacity off the coast of Guinea Bissau is said to have exceeded its authorised limit by 61%.

The absence of efficient fisheries management in some West African states allows rogue companies to plunder marine resources, the BBC's Thomas Fessy reports from Dakar in Senegal.

China illegally fishing off W Africa - Greenpeace
20 May 2015From the section Africa
There is an absence of efficient fisheries management in some West African states

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In less than a month, Greenpeace documented an average of one new case of illegal practice by a Chinese-owned boat every two days, but the report's authors say they think that is only the "tip of the iceberg."

Chinese companies were "unlawfully exploiting West Africa's marine environment," said Rashid King, head of Greenpeace East Asia's China Ocean Campaign, in a statement.

"They were taking advantage of weak enforcement from local and Chinese authorities to the detriment of local fisherman and the environment."

'Exploiting'
Mr Kang said unless the Chinese government controlled rogue fishermen, it would "seriously jeopardise" its mutually beneficial partnership with West Africa.

China came to West Africa's aid during the Ebola outbreak, Mr Kang said, but Chinese companies were "exploiting" West Africa's marine environment.

In the most recent cases, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which sailed off Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea last autumn, documented 16 illegal fishing activities by 12 Chinese vessels.

Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by Nobody: 4:40pm On May 21, 2015
Na so life dey o
They fish illegally in our water and still sell it to us at expensive rate.
smh for our Africa leader.
Chinese been robbing us since time immemorial.

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Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by emabe: 1:46pm On Jun 03, 2015
aanumama:
Na so life dey o
They fish illegally in our water and still sell it to us at expensive rate.
smh for our Africa leader.
Chinese been robbing us since time immemorial.

na so and what does ur african countries do. just roll back. Na wah 4 una.
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by Chiaka(f): 2:30pm On Jun 03, 2015
Please stop those same faced!
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by radgenez: 2:33pm On Jun 03, 2015
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by kernel504(m): 2:56pm On Jun 03, 2015
That is why l cry within for the death of Gadaffi, Abacha ...with men like them we can't be slave in Africa.
The both have there weaknesses, but there were real men, standing tall against foreign interest.
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by Wallie(m): 3:21pm On Jun 03, 2015
emabe:

More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, Greenpeace says.
...
In the most recent cases, the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which sailed off Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea last autumn, documented 16 illegal fishing activities by 12 Chinese vessels.

It saddens me that we are too shortsighted to see the true implications of what is going on in Africa. We seem to only regard overt and explicit acts of harm as the only thing bad for us. I guess we will continue to show indifference until, in this particular instance, fishing communities become unsustainable and we pay through our nose to buy fish in the open market, and even then, we will gladly open our arms to welcome "help" from the people responsible instead of throwing them in jail!

Think about this for a second, you literally have to sail through the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean to reach the Atlantic Ocean! Unfortunately, we do not have laws or even manpower to police our shores!

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Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by AjanleKoko: 3:50pm On Jun 03, 2015
Wallie:


It saddens me that we are too shortsighted to see the true implications of what is going on in Africa. We seem to only regard overt and explicit acts of harm as the only thing bad for us. I guess we will continue to show indifference until, in this particular instance, fishing communities become unsustainable and we pay through our nose to buy fish in the open market, and even then, we will gladly open our arms to welcome "help" from the people responsible instead of throwing them in jail!

Think about this for a second, you literally have to sail through the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean to reach the Atlantic Ocean! Unfortunately, we do not have laws or even manpower to police our shores!

The real situation of Africa is best summed up by Buhari's quote:

'I belong to everybody, but I belong to nobody.' undecided

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Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by Wallie(m): 4:05pm On Jun 03, 2015
AjanleKoko:


The real situation of Africa is best summed up by Buhari's quote:

'I belong to everybody, but I belong to nobody.' undecided

Man, that is a frighteningly apt quote!
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by esere826: 12:21pm On Jun 04, 2015
AjanleKoko:


The real situation of Africa is best summed up by Buhari's quote:

'I belong to everybody, but I belong to nobody.' undecided

Sad, but there is really nothing we can do about this
it's even going to be difficult for our politicians and citizens to fully grasp the whole thing...it belongs to another out of our world mental dimension

In fact, any country can choose to build an artificial island in our part of the atlantic and place a couple of warheads there
we won't be able to mentally relate with it.

the only thing that might get us (or rather, our politicians and tribalists) upset is if a group/country are drilling oil off our coast
and not sharing the money with them and the riverine tribes
na then we go vex take the matter go UN and international court
Re: China Illegally Fishing Off W Africa - Greenpeace by AjanleKoko: 9:39am On Jun 05, 2015
esere826:


Sad, but there is really nothing we can do about this
it's even going to be difficult for our politicians and citizens to fully grasp the whole thing...it belongs to another out of our world mental dimension

In fact, any country can choose to build an artificial island in our part of the atlantic and place a couple of warheads there
we won't be able to mentally relate with it.

the only thing that might get us (or rather, our politicians and tribalists) upset is if a group/country are drilling oil off our coast
and not sharing the money with them and the riverine tribes
na then we go vex take the matter go UN and international court

We don't like to hear it . . . but civilization remains a challenge for Africa.

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