Animation: Fisheries in Africa

On an estimate, illegal and unregulated fishing costs West Africa alone US$1.3 billion a year. The livelihoods of artisanal fishing people are being destroyed, Africa is losing a vital source of protein and nutrition, and opportunities to enter higher value-added areas of world trade are being lost. The Africa Progress Report 2014 ‘Grain, Fish, Money: Financing Africa’s Green and Blue Revolutions‘ highlights key steps to halt the shadowy practices in ocean fishing across the globe.