Gabon : the Fight against illegal fisheries

Photography : Jérômine DERIGNY     Texts : Cécile BONTRON    

The oceans are saturated: It is estimated that 15-40% of the world's fisheries are illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU), with an estimated value of up to US$23 billion per year according to FAO. This overfishing threatens eco-systems, reduces fish stocks and impoverishes artisanal fishermen, their families, traders and the millions of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods. To combat this disaster, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe ( more ...)