Spain denies IUU fishing role

Somalis claim illegal fishing could push them back into piracy.

Spain: Government and tuna fleet refute accusations of illegal fishing in Somalia

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) and Spanish fishing vessel owners’ associations expressed their rejection to the recently released news on the alleged illegal activities of Spanish fishing vessels in the area of Somalia.

This reaction follows the publication of a report by the One Earth Future Foundation, which claims that the Spanish vessels illegally catch more than 16,000 tonnes of fish a year in Somali waters, which makes Spain the third most fishing resource plundering country in the Horn of Africa.

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