Greenpeace calls for 'urgent action' on Senegalese marine life death
9 Nov 2012 14:44
According to Allafrica.com, Greenpeace called on the Senegalese government to immediately investigate the causes of dead, in the past few weeks, animal species within its waters.
Greenpeace Africa's Oceans campaigner Ahmed Diamé said that the 'worrying and unusual' situation needs to be addressed with 'urgent concerted action' by Senegalese officials and the fishing communities, who should do to identify the causes of marine life death in the Senegalese territorial waters, "in order to preserve fisheries already badly affected by overfishing, " he said.
Greenpeace's investigations suggest these observations coincide with the start of oil exploration activities, in the area by the petroleum company, ORYX, Allafrica.com reports. While no direct link between these incidents has been so far established, Diamé said, "some technologies such as seismic method, used in this kind of exploration are known for their very harmful impacts on the echolocation systems of marine mammals."
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