How the NGO Sea Shepherd is helping The Gambia fight illegal fishing.
May 31st, 2020 -- A multi-page feature article written by Le Monde journalist Romain Chanson, "Comment l’ONG Sea Shepherd aide la Gambie à lutter contre la pêche illégale" about Sea Shepherd's Operation Gambian Coastal Defense. "In the event of a violation, the Gambian coastguard, supervised by an inspector from the Ministry of Fisheries, makes the arrest. Sea Shepherd does not have the power to arrest offenders. The NGO offers technical support and expertise, but does not replace the Gambian authorities. A contract was signed in 2019 with the Gambian government and runs until 2021. One month of patrol costs about 100,000 euros to the NGO, which lives on donations."