Somalia: Government Slaps Heavy Charges on Illegal Fishing companies

The federal government of Somalia has decided to charge heavy amounts on any illegal ships that are found at the countries coastline.

This follows as international fishing companies illegally fish at the countries long coastline exploiting resources without seeking permission from the authorities

Somalia’s mineral resources minister Abdirizak Omar Mohamed who addressed the Somali’s parliament warned international fishing companies who trespassed exploiting the countries fisheries.

The minister added that Somalia’s long coastline has been exploited for decades by international naval ships as there was no government to watch over it.

The minister finally said that any illegal international sailors found at the coastline will be charged heavy amounts as it is clearly stated by the countries maritime laws.


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