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A Toxics-Free Future


Pesticides and Conservation of Seafood

Pesticide use in the processing and conservation of sea products.

DDT is often mentioned for its use in preserving sea food in Senegal. This study sought to confirm whether DDT was used in Mbour, the most important fishing port in Senegal. Two dried fish samples were sent for analysis but DDT was not found. Instead, one fish sample contained chlorpyrifos (banned in Cameroon and for residential use in the US) and the other contained fenitrothion (builds up in the food chain). Public awareness-raising on DDT and other POPs also formed an important part of the activity. The objective was to build cooperation between fishing workers, professional organizations and the technical services (health and fishing) in order to join actions for the elimination of DDT and all POPs.

Report: Pesticide use in the processing and conservation of sea products
Public awareness-raising on POPs among fisher workers