rfi

On air
  • RFI English Live
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

Drastic drop in Senegal's octopus stocks

By Emmanuelle Landais

Since the 1980s, one of Senegal’s big exports has been Octopus – but today the octopus stocks in Senegal’s waters have fallen by up to 90 percent.

In a fishing village south of the capital Dakar, called Joal-Fadiouth, fishermen saw their livelihoods starting to disappear ten years ago and have started to change how they fish.

Emmanuelle Landais has this report.

Tunisian election preview: When too much choice leaves you no choice at all

Political stand-up makes the rounds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Hong Kong frontliner says the only way out of crisis is independence

Part 2: Tackling racial and class inequality through art at Edinburgh's festivals

Part 2: Former US gymnast was one of hundreds sexually assaulted by team doctor

Part 1: US star gymnast recalls sexual assault as teenager by team doctor Larry Nassar

Part 1: Surprising results when computers play one another in chess

How to stop increasing rates of violence against women in Liberia

India court extends deadline for illegal immigrant search in Assam