Hit by COVID, Senegal’s women find renewed hope in fishing

  • Leo Correa / Associated Press file

    Siny Gueye, center left, is joined by other women fish processors to sing a blessing and thankful song at Bargny beach, some 22 miles east of Dakar, Senegal last month.

  • Leo Correa / Associated Press file

    Fishing boats line the shore of Bargny beach, some 22 miles east of Dakar, Senegal last month.

  • Leo Correa / Associated Press file

    Ndeye Yacine Dieng drops embers over peanut shells covering fish as she walks amidst the smoke on Bargny beach, some 22 miles east of Dakar, Senegal last month.

BARGNY, Senegal — Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was a fisherman, and her grandmother and mother processed fish. Like generations of women, she helps support her family in the small community of Bargny by drying, smoking, salting and fermenting the catch brought home by male villagers. They were baptized by fish, these women say.

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