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Fisheries Documentation in Mauritania 

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 November, 2007 
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Environment Minister and Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
13 November, 2007 
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Fishing Community in Mauritania
11 November, 2007 
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Fishing Community in Mauritania
11 November, 2007 
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Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
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Local Fishermen with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
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Local Fisherman with Greenpeace Banner in Mauritania
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Fishing Boat at Sunset in Mauritania
11 November, 2007 
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Farah Obaidullah in Mauritania
11 November, 2007 
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Underwater Banner in Mauritania
10 November, 2007 
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Underwater Banner in Mauritania
10 November, 2007 
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Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
09 November, 2007 
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Fish Drying in a Village in Mauritania
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Fishing Boat Wreck in a Village in Mauritania
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Anchor on a Beach in Mauritania
09 November, 2007 
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Fisherman in a Village in Mauritania
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Fishermen on a Beach in Mauritania
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Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
08 November, 2007 
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Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
08 November, 2007 
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Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
08 November, 2007 
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Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
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Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Frozen Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Worker Holds an Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
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Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Worker in an Frozen Octopus Factory in Mauritania
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Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Octopus in a Factory in Mauritania
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Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
08 November, 2007 
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Nouadhibou Harbor in Mauritania
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Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
07 November, 2007 
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Fishing Vessel in Mauritania
07 November, 2007 
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Underwater Banner in Mauritania
06 November, 2007 
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Boy at Fish Market in Mauritania
04 November, 2007 
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Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
04 November, 2007 
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Shipwreck on a Beach in Mauritania
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Fisherman Preparing Traps in Mauritania
04 November, 2007 
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Boy Cleaning Fish in Mauritania
04 November, 2007 
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Local People at Fish Market in Mauritania
04 November, 2007 
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Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
03 November, 2007 
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Video Cameraman and Boys in Mauritania
03 November, 2007 
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Farah Obaidullah and Local People in Mauritania
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Fishermen in Mauritania
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Fisherman Repairing Net in Mauritania
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Dead Fish on Beach in Mauritania
03 November, 2007 
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Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
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Fishermen and Fishing Nets in Mauritania
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Fishermen Pulling Net in Mauritania
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