What is life like for an artisanal fisher in Liberia? Hear from Sylvester as he describes his life as a small-scale fisher, sharing the same waters as industrial trawlers.
When small-scale fishers and bottom-trawlers collide, tensions and conflict arises.
After two years hard labour onboard a Chinese trawling vessel, a Liberian fisher reflects on his time and experiences trawling in the country’s waters.
Sylvester and Cole reflect on the origins of the 6-mile nautical limit for trawler vessels and discuss what has changed since then.
Dawda Foday Saine from Gambia representing the Confederation of African Artisanal Fisheries Professional Organisations (CAOPA), explaining that bottom trawling is an irresponsible method of fishing which is a threat to responsible fishing, especially by small-scale, artisanal fishers who cannot compete with industrial scale bottom trawling.