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Shoot: Fisheries Documentation in Mauritania

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Greenpeace visits Mauritania to campaign against the arrival and establishment of the Dutch shellfish industry and its plans of exploitation of the Mauritanian waters. In January 2005 the Dutch Government banned cockle dredging in the Wadden Sea, as one of the measures taken around the world against the destructive practices used by bottom trawl fisheries. After the ban the Ministry of LNV (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, including Fisheries) has financed part of a test fishery in Mauritanian waters, conducted by the Dutch Institute for Fisheries, IMARES, on behalf of the company Holland Shellfish. In addition to that the Dutch Parliament referred to compensation funds paid to the companies that could not longer fish in the Wadden Sea as a “start-up” subsidy for transferring their operations in Mauritania. The species of shellfish which companies plan to target in Mauritania is the Venus shellfish. Their banks seem to play a key role in creating the unique conditions for the sea grass beds. The impacts of their exploitation in the pristine Mauritanian shellfish banks will likely far outstrip even the damage done in the Wadden Sea. The establishment of a shellfish dredging fishery would have unpredictable negative effects on the marine ecosystem and would farther decimate a marine environment that has already been crippled by years of industrial fishing by European fleets, and ultimately will most likely also completely destroy the local small-scale fisheries that still exist in the area. Not surprisingly, the prospect of Holland Shellfish’s arrival is not being welcomed by many Mauritanians.
Fisheries Minister and Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
13 Nov, 2007
Fisheries Minister and Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
Environment Minister and Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
13 Nov, 2007
Environment Minister and Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
Fishing Community in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Fishing Community in Mauritania
Fishing Community in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Fishing Community in Mauritania
Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
Local Fisherman with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Local Fisherman with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
Fishing Boat at Sunset in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Fishing Boat at Sunset in Mauritania
Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
11 Nov, 2007
Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
10 Nov, 2007
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
10 Nov, 2007
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
Fishing Boat Wreck in a Village in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Fishing Boat Wreck in a Village in Mauritania
Anchor on a Beach in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Anchor on a Beach in Mauritania
Fisherman in a Village in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Fisherman in a Village in Mauritania
Fishermen on a Beach in Mauritania
9 Nov, 2007
Fishermen on a Beach in Mauritania
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Worker Holds an Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Worker Holds an Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
8 Nov, 2007
Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
7 Nov, 2007
Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
7 Nov, 2007
Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
6 Nov, 2007
Underwater Banner in Mauritania
Boy at Fish Market in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Boy at Fish Market in Mauritania
Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
Fisherman Preparing Traps in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Fisherman Preparing Traps in Mauritania
Boy Cleaning Fish in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Boy Cleaning Fish in Mauritania
Local People at Fish Market in Mauritania
4 Nov, 2007
Local People at Fish Market in Mauritania
Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
Restrictions apply
Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
Restrictions apply
Farah Obaidullah and Local People in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Farah Obaidullah and Local People in Mauritania
Fishermen in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Fishermen in Mauritania
Fisherman Repairing Net in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Fisherman Repairing Net in Mauritania
Dead Fish on Beach in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Dead Fish on Beach in Mauritania
Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
Fishermen and Fishing Nets in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Fishermen and Fishing Nets in Mauritania
Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
3 Nov, 2007
Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
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