Senegal overfishing leaves an industry in crisis

Huge trawlers off the coast of Senegal are endangering natural resources and a traditional way of life.

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    The West African Atlantic coast used to be rich in fish, yet Senegal's government says the country is suffering a shortage, with the price of fish doubling over the past month.

    Scientists and environmentalists blame overfishing by local fishermen and European deep sea trawlers.

     

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.


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