In Senegal, fishermen are complaining about a new offshore gas terminal, located in the Atlantic Ocean about ten kilometers off Saint-Louis which according to them is causing the loss of fish in the specified area.
According to reporters, the new offshore gas terminal is seen through the morning mist cloaking in the Atlantic Ocean, where the country meets Mauritania.
The launch of gas production is expected to start next year. As it draws closer the Secretary-General of the fishing union braces for the worst; meaning the end of any fishing activity in the area.
Moustapha Dieng an expert predicts Cohabitation is impossible. once gas extraction begins, and to him, that will cause the death of Saint-Louis's fishing sector.
"Saint-Louis is the capital of fishing, if you consider the number of boats in Saint-Louis, the types of fishing found in Saint-Louis, they exist nowhere else “he said.
At least what Senegalese fishermen fear is that, new danger may be looming on the horizon.