Saint-Louis, 12 November (APS) – Five canoes and their crew capsized in the night from Sunday to Monday in front of the Langue de Barbarie in Saint-Louis and caused damage estimated at CFA 120 million, the APS learned ,
Pape Diop, spokesman for the National Union of Artisanal Fishermen in Senegal (UNAPAS), said the accident occurred during heavy seas and led to the grounding of several canoes.
He reaffirmed the demand of the fishermen of the Langue de Barbarie to the head of state Macky Sall to quickly excavate the attacks at the mouth of Senegal to ensure the safety of the fishermen. These fishermen only have fishing to support their families.
For Pape Moustapha Ngom, who is responsible for monitoring the coastline of the northern zone, fishermen must now observe and observe weather warnings to avoid dangers at sea.
According to him, yellow flags are used in the entire fishing area of the St. Louis coast to attract the attention of sinners to avoid any adventure at sea earlier this week. The weather alert mentions risks and dangers ".
If there is a green flag, it means there is no danger, while the yellow flag warns of possible dangers and the red flag systematically prohibits any adventure at sea in this period of strong waves. he added.
Fisheries, agriculture and livestock in the Saint-Louis region were sensitized last Wednesday for the use of meteorological data.
Saint-Louis hosted a training course initiated by the National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM) within the framework of cooperation between the World Meteorological Organization and the FAO. It's about strengthening communities' resilience and helping developing countries fight the effects and impacts of climate change, said Awa Toure Diop, an ANACIM employee.
"People live and feel the effects of climate change, and now is the time to respond and organize them to be more resilient, using climate information disseminated through early warning systems, via text messages and other information channels." , she said.