title. SENEGAL FISHERMEN

SENEGAL: One euro fishermen

The Atlantic Ocean facing West Africa is collapsing. The over-exploitation of fish such as Senegal and the freedom of fishing offered to large foreign and European and eastern European fleets, along with environmental degradation, are sinking at very high speeds. In Senegal, like in other countries in these areas of Africa, the easy fishing license ystem, along with the complicity of politicians and entrepreneurs, is literally emptying the Atlantic Ocean. Hyperactivity of the entire fleet of foreign fishing vessels in a single day is the same compared to the fish that can be captured with some local piers in a year. The economy of Senegalese fish markets is at risk, both in environmental and social terms: in addition of remain without fish, in fact, other social fact are growing up very fast like unemployment, conflicts, piracy and illegal migration. The current local handicraft economy includes a chain that embraces thousands and thousands of people. On a single piroga can working up to 33 persons; On land, on the return, thousands of men like ants cross the fish from the shore. Then many people carry fish in the crates to the street where other many men put the fished in small vans that run the crates to mini-processing plants, almost always of foreign property. This last ones provide the subsequent distribution of the products. Traces of the millennial Senegalese culture are also found among fish transporters. It is not uncommon to see amateur free fight matches on the beach. The residues of fish of this human assembly  are collected by thousands of women who use them for sale in local markets or for further processing (smoking through rudimentary fumigant systems causing further pollution) devoted to sale on land Or neighboring states. Working conditions and archaic fishing systems contribute to the occupation of a large proportion of the population.