Gambia. The human cost of overfishing: How the overuse of fisheries resources in Sanyang threatens human rights

Fish is an essential resource for Gambia and Gambians. The communities in coastal towns in Gambia such as Sanyang rely heavily on pelagic fishes for their daily protein intake, as well as their economic activities. However, the fishing industry in the country has been subjected to increasing competing demands over the past few years, prompting overfishing with adverse socio-economic and environmental impacts. This report thus highlights the multiple fishing actors in Gambia, in particular in Sanyang, who put pressure on the marine resources, in addition to traditional fishing.

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