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Saint-Louis: Five canoe stabbed, estimated to be 120 million


Saint-Louis, November 12 (APS) – Five canoes and their crew were captured on Sunday night until Monday outside Langue de Barbarie in Saint-Louis, causing damage estimated at 120 million CFA francs, APS learned.

Pape Diop, spokesperson for the Sapiens National Armed Forces Union (UNAPAS), said the accident occurred during a strong bloating and resulted in the spread of several canoes.

He reiterated the call made by Langue de Barbarie fishermen to the head of state, Macky Sall, for a swift dredging of the breach on the mouth of the Senegal to ensure fishermen's safety. These fishermen only fished as a support activity for their families.

For Pape Moustapha Ngom, which is responsible for monitoring the coast of the northern area, fishermen must observe and observe weather warnings to avoid risks at sea.

According to him, in the entire fishing zone of the coast of St. Louis, yellow flags are used to "draw the attention of sinners to avoid any sea adventure earlier this week, because weather alerts mention risks and dangers."

If there is a green flag, it means there is no danger, while the yellow flag "warns of possible dangers and red systematically prohibits any adventure at sea during this period of intense bumps," he added.

The fisheries, farming and livestock actors in the Saint-Louis region were sensitized last Wednesday to the use of meteorological data.

Saint-Louis hosted a training initiated by the National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM) in the framework of cooperation between the World Meteorological Organization and the FAO. It was about strengthening the resistance of communities and supporting developing countries against the effects and impact of climate change, said AWA Toure Diop, ANACIM official.

"People live and feel the impact of climate change and today is the time to react and organize them to be more resilient, using climate information that is disseminated through early warning systems via SMS and other channels of information," he said she.

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