Somalia piracy feared as illegal foreign fishing rises


Piracy in Somali waters, which was almost eliminated last year, may be reemerging as public anger grows at increasing illegal foreign fishing.

Foreign fleets are reducing fish stocks, causing resentment among Somali coastal communities and threatening maritime security, a report released yesterday says.

The report titled Securing Somali Fisheries was launched at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

It was produced by the One Earth Future Foundation.

Illegal foreign fishers catch more than 132,000 tonnes of fish a year, compared to Somalia’s 40,000 tonnes.

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