The sea urchin fisherwomen of Senegal

Fishing in the sea remains the main activity for most women in Senegal’s local Community Lebu.

Despite the various risk involved, and less benefit, request for sea urchins from the local market persist.

“We are in the process of preparation before we get to the sea. All these pieces of equipment you see allow us to better protect ourselves because the sea urchins often bite in the water. Therefore, we will protect ourselves.“said Touti Samboura fisherwoman.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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