Dremmwel – part I Dremmwel – part II
BARÇA OU BAARSAKH
Following the droughts of the 1980s, Senegal’s agricultural sector was in crisis. Many people moved to the coast to take up fishing, which led to a considerable increase in the number of fishermen and canoes in Senegalese waters. At the same time, property speculation and the expansion of Dakar led to much farmland being expropriated, thus further exacerbating many households’ dependence on fishing.
The final blow for fishermen came, however, with the signing of fisheries agreements with the European Union and other countries, particularly in Asia, which placed great pressure on the sector and led to the depletion of stocks.
“What exhausts me most is having to go out maybe three or four times and yet not catch anything. In 2006, I was going through a difficult time. There were really no more fish left in the sea. I was so tired and I had to feed my family. I left because I wanted to find money to send to my family. That is why we left for Spain,” recalls Lamine.
Extrait de « The Senegalese fishermen trapped between hunger and exile »
error: Content is protected !!