Overfished: In Senegal, empty nets lead to hunger and violence

by Meaghan Beatley and Sam Edwards

Fishermen in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, bring in the evening’s catch. (Marc Herman/GlobalPost Investigations)

Senegal is a dramatic example of a trend playing out across the world, in which 90 percent of fisheries are fully fished or facing collapse, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.