published in The New Yorker
In this deeply investigated piece, Urbina reports on the fishing industry of Gambia. On the surface, it may not seem to be the most immediate concern for Americans in the midst of a global pandemic, but the story of this small African country represents a global trend. Chinese investment from the Belt and Road Initiative built factories in Gambia to process fish meal, which is then sent to Western countries to sustain the growing dependence on aquaculture. Industrialization comes with a price. Are Gambians and the rest of the world willing to accept it?
135 days ago