Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of France's west coast. This disturbing phenomenon is due to accidental catches by non-selective fishing gear. About 200,000 dolphins live in the Bay of Biscay, but rights groups fear the species will be driven to the brink of extinction.
Stephane Nzuzi Ndeka slipped into the coffee-coloured water and emerged, around 30 seconds later, gasping for breath with a fistful of "bibwati", clams that grow in the maze of waterways that make up Democratic Republic of Congo's mangrove forest.
With more than 700 kilometres of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Senegal is one of the top fish producers in West Africa. This is one of the richest oceans in the world and that has attracted industrial fishing vessels from China. Aside from their fishing methods having massive repercussions on the environment, local fishermen say their own catch has dramatically dropped.
Fishermen in Fukushima are frustrated by the government's decision to release treated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. More than 1 million tons of treated water will be discharged.
29 Aug 2021
In northern Spain, traditional fishermen are angry about plans afoot in the European Commission to introduce extra controls in the sector. France 24's team headed to Galicia to take a look at their traditional methods, which fishermen say the latest proposals put under threat.
18 Jun 2021
Coming across a dead whale might not seem like finding treasure, but for a group of Yemeni fishermen that’s exactly what it was. In the whale’s belly they found a lump of ambergris, a hugely valuable waxy substance used in the making of perfume.
31 Jan 2021
For many years, Scottish fishermen have sent the bulk of their catch to EU markets, but since Brexit became official, hardly any cargo comes through from Scotland.
20 Jan 2021
Scottish fishermen's lorries gather in Parliament square in London to protest against Brexit export disruptions that are putting their industry in jeopardy. Allan Miller, a Scottish fisherman running a shellfish business, says they "knew there were going to be problems" following Brexit but "never did we foresee what we've got in front of us just now".
30 Dec 2020
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW's Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
15 Oct 2020
As the UK approaches the end of its transition period out of the EU no deal has been reached on how cross-border trade will work from January 1st. One of the most emotive issues for the UK is fishing, with many in the industry strongly supporting the 2016 vote to leave to EU due to what they see as an unfair quota system. As the crunch point for negotiations approaches, fishermen in the south coast port of Newhaven remain confident they'll get a better system post-Brexit.
17 Mar 2020
Argungu Fishing Festival or Argungu Dance Festival is an annual four-day festival in the state of Kebbi. The festival returned this year after taking a break for 11 years due to the high level of insecurity and the activity of the deadly Boko Haram in the Northern region of Nigeria. The majority of fishermen are the followers of Islam and also predominantly farmers.