The fishing fleets that are fishing legally aren’t any better than the illegal fleets. Legal fleets use machines to fish that take too many fish out of the water. The reason all of these fleets are legal is because African governments hope that they will provide excess jobs and boost the local economies. However, this is not the case, because all of the catches have been sold to far-off countries, not local countries in Africa.
Some proposed solutions to the issue include banning fleets from other countries fishing in African waters, and alternatively having locally owned and sustained fishing companies that will use proper protocol when fishing in West-African waters.