Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Agenda Item 6(vii): Activity Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

The Institute for Security Studies estimated that $2.3 billion of dollars is lost annually in Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau due to illegal fishing. Between 2010 and 2020, over 50 fishmeal and fish oil factories opened in the region (in Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Gambia). As such, we ask the Commission to take into account the issue of overfishing and its impact on human rights in Africa in the review of state party reports and human rights monitoring.

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