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(News) SOMALIA – How rampant illegal fishing is destabilizing Somalia

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/how-rampant-illegal-fishing-is-destabilizing-somalia/ In Somalia waters, illegal fishing is a pervasive problem. It triggers clashes between foreign and domestic fishers and destabilizes Somali life. For at least seven decades, foreign fishers have harvested Somalia’s fish with little...

(News) INDIA – Coast Guard commissions high-speed interceptor boat in Mangaluru

https://www.defencenews.in/article/Coast-Guard-commissions-highspeed-interceptor-boat-in-Mangaluru-809081 Coastal security received a fillip with the Indian Coast Guard commissioning a high-speed interceptor boat here on Wednesday. The boat will be based in Mangaluru under the administrative and operational control of the Commander...

(News) INDIAN OCEAN – Scientists turn Albatrosses into surveillance drones to help track illegal...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7948425/Scientists-turnALBATROSSES-surveillance-drones-help-track-illegal-fishing-boats.html A team of researchers from the University of La Rochelle in France have converted albatrosses into de facto surveillance drones as part of a project to gather data on illegal fishing boats in the...

(Ops) INDIA – Sea cucumber smuggling kingpin arrested

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/illegal-seacucumber-trade-smuggling-kingpin-arrested-in-lakshadweep/storyfB8rqd67YfuhT67QPUvU4N.html On Tuesday 21 January, the Lakshadweep Forest Department arrested a person accused of leading an international sea cucumber smuggling operation. A consignment of 52 dead sea cucumbers weighing 10 kg and worth 500,000 rupees...

(News) TANZANIA – Tanzania declares crackdown on Importers of illegal fishing gear

https://taarifa.rw/tanzania-declares-crackdown-on-importers-ofillegal-fishing-gear/ Tanzanian authorities on Sunday declared a special crackdown on importers of illegal fishing gear saying the malpractice affected the fisheries industry in the east African nation.

(Ops) IRAN – Iran seizes 3 Kuwaiti fishing vessels in breach of regulations

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/154729/Iran-seizes-3-trespassingKuwaiti-fishing-boats-arrests-crew The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Crops (IRGC) Navy announced that its forces seized three Kuwaiti fishing boats off the coast of Mahshahr, Khuzestan Province. According to Captain Alireza Ahmadi, commander of the fleet of Imam...

(News) IRAN – New export destinations are opening for fishery products

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/444195/New-export-destinationsopen-up-for-Iranian-fishery-products The head of Iran's Fisheries Organization (IFO) says that new export destinations have welcomed high-quality fishery products this year. New markets, including China, South Korea and European Union countries, have opened to Iranian fishery...

(News) SEYCHELLES – Meeting with EU and African states on economic partnership

http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/12263/Seychelles +hosts+ meeting+with+EU%2C+African+states+on+economic+partnership On Tuesday 15 January, Seychelles will host for the first-time negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern Southern African States focusing on the implementation of an interim economic partnership. One...

(News) KENYA – Regulation of fish landings

https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/land-fish-at-gazetted-landing-sitesonly-ps-directs/ All fish caught in Kenyan territorial waters must be landed at declared landing sites, ordered the Chief Fisheries Secretary (PS) in Malindi.
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