While the high seas make up more than 60% of the world's oceans, they have long drawn far less attention than coastal waters. The UN wants to protect them in a global treaty. Here's why that's so important.
27 Feb 2022
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.