Recovering from Piracy

The Indian Ocean islands’ economy depends on tuna exports and tourism, both badly hurt after pirate attacks sent foreign fishing boats out of its waters in 2010.

Seychelles’ fishing industry recovering from piracy
By George Thande, Reuters

VICTORIA (Reuters) – Seychelles’ vital fishing industry is starting to recover after international anti-piracy efforts and boats carrying armed guards deterred attacks by Somali pirates, Natural Resources and Industry Minister Peter Sinon said on Thursday.

The Indian Ocean islands’ economy depends on tuna exports and tourism, both badly hurt after pirate attacks sent foreign fishing boats out of its waters in 2010.

“The boats which had stopped fishing in our waters when piracy was at its peak are now coming back. We are once again doing a lot of bunkering for them,” Sinon said.

Port sources said the number of boats entering Port Victoria slumped to….[access full article]

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