Overfishing Leaves an Industry in Crisis in West Africa

Before, Senegalese fishermen had to spend only a week at sea to have all the fish they needed, but now they have to spend twice as long to catch what they need.

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Abdou Rakhmane Sidibe is a “lag-lagal,” the term used for the men and women who buy fish directly from the boat and then turn around and sell those fish to market vendors, individuals who just want to cook dinner, or other fishermen, who then use them as bait. Joal, Senegal, May 30, 2017.

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