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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, the nationwide dish of thieboudienne is entwined within the nation’s historical past and tradition. It’s a wealthy dish of fish, rice and greens that actually brings individuals collectively – historically eaten in communal style round a single dish.

However the popular species for the dish is white grouper, and the fishery has collapsed within the face of aggressive fishing by locals and overseas poaching. And there are few different fish to show to, as overfishing has “tremendously diminished” different species in Senegal, the place one in six individuals work within the fisheries sector, in response to a report from the US Company for Worldwide Growth.

Overfishing like that which has threatened thieboudienne is seen throughout the planet. In the Bahamas, scientists and government officials are working to save conch, a marine snail central to the island nation’s identification. In the Philippines, overfishing has depleted small fish such as sardines used within the conventional uncooked dish of kinilaw.

This story was supported by funding from the Walton Household Basis. The AP is solely answerable for all content material.

In Senegal, fish and seafood characterize greater than 40% of the animal protein consumption within the food regimen, in response to the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations.

In Dakar, the capital and largest metropolis, nutritionist Codou Kébé mentioned the lack of grouper means extra than simply the lack of a nationwide image. It has led to the lack of a key protein for the nation’s residents.

The shortage of grouper has additionally made different fish dearer, Kébé mentioned. Kébé positioned the blame squarely on overfishing, which she mentioned has robbed the nation of the generations-old meals useful resource.

“The ocean now not helps the burden that’s loaded on it, which has made the fish flee,” Kébé mentioned. “That is the work of the boats with their nets, that are quite a few within the sea.”

The collapse of white grouper has attracted the eye of worldwide organizations, which have sought to make use of improved information assortment to assist convey again the fish. Nonetheless, they acknowledge it’s a troublesome job. The printed findings of the Worldwide Symposium on Marine Fisheries, held in Dakar in June 2022, state that the fish “can hardly be discovered off the coast of Senegal the place it has develop into extraordinarily uncommon.”

The repercussions of the lack of the fish are felt each regionally and much away. Within the U.S., nothing reminds Pierre Thiam of his homeland like thieboudienne.

Thiam, a chef based mostly in New York Metropolis and San Francisco who has launched diners within the U.S. to the dish, is afraid the present technology would be the final to expertise it.

“We have to have our thieboudienne on daily basis, as a result of it’s a each day meal. And it’s not the identical dish because it was after I was a child,” Thiam mentioned. “It’s not simply getting access to that dish on daily basis, the best way it’s purported to be served – it’s dropping custom.” ___ Whittle reported from Portland, Maine.

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