8 thoughts on “African fishermen drive away multinational poachers

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  2. Maroc : qui s’enrichit avec le phosphate et qui reste pauvre ?


    Dans son tout récent livre Chasseurs de matières premières, Raf Custers enquête sur ces multinationales qui s’enrichissent grâce aux ressources naturelles de pays qui restent pauvres. Son premier chapitre commence avec le Maroc : les pêcheurs de Sidi Ifni, sur la côte Atlantique, se font appauvrir par les bateaux – usines occidentaux qui épuisent le poisson. Une alternative possible en exploitant la ressource naturelle de la région, les mines de phosphate ? Hélas, non. Les pêcheurs ne peuvent sortir de la misère. A cause de l’élite autour du roi, à cause des multinationales, à cause de l’injustice Nord – Sud.

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  3. Greenpeace International.
    “West African Fishing Communities Say ‘No’ to Monster-Boats.”
    Mon. 9. September 2013.
    Fishermen’s organizations and civil society have supported that predatory boats are not welcome in West African waters this Sunday (?15-09) in Nouakchott. This statement comes in response to the Dutch monster boat, Annelies Ilena (formerly Atlantic Dawn), leaving Mauritanian waters one week earlier with more than 7000 tons of pelagic fish in its holds

    The trawler ‘Annelies Ilena’ (formerly the Atlantic Dawn) was detained by the Irish Naval Service off the Donegal coast on Friday 22 Nov. 2013. It is the largest ever detained by the Naval Service. ‘High-grading” infringements will be investigated. The prohibited practice is essentially a form of discarding, whereby legal-sized but lower value fish are ‘graded out’ and returned to the sea dead.
    The process maximises the economic return for vessels targeting high value stocks, but contributes to fish mortality, and is banned under EU regulations.

    The owner ‘Parlevliet’ tells lies (Parlevliet & Van der Plas from Valkenburg). According to Parlevliet they fished near the Irish waters for horse mackerel. The catch was destined for the African market. BUT West African Fishing Communities Say NO to Monster-Boats such as ‘Annelies Ilena.’

    • The Dutch monster trawler ‘Annelies Ilena.’

      A report by the environmental group Greenpeace released in December 2011 looked hard at the Dutch-based association Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association (PFA), that represents the Annelies Ilena. It found the group received fuel tax exemptions of between EUR20.9 million and EUR78.2 million from 2006 to 2011.
      The report, produced by an independent consultant for Greenpeace, said that by a conservative calculation PFA’s average yearly profit of around EUR55 million would be EUR7 million without taxpayer support. At the other extreme, it said, PFA would have lost EUR50.3 million.
      EU funds — and financial support from Germany, Britain and France — helped PFA build or modernize 15 trawlers, nearly half its fleet. !!!

      EU subsidies for Monster Fish Trawlers:
      The Centre for Public Integrity

      The world largest pelagic trawler

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