RTÉ One, Thursday 8 March
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for life” That particular cliché is fairly well embedded in most people’s minds. Flawed as it is – it seems as if women didn’t need to be fed for a day not to mention for life – there is a certain truth in it. But what happens when fish stocks run low, when there is no more fish left in the sea ? More and more Irish, European Chinese, Japanese and Korean fishermen are turning to the West coast of Africa for fish. A fish caught today off the African coast may be fried up tomorrow in a European pan or a Japanese wok, But what affect is this having on fish stocks in Africa. We went to Senegal to find out.