Fleets avoid Gulf of Guinea
Crew kidnappings and armed robberies raise concerns.
European tuna vessels avoid Gulf of Guinea amid rising piracy threat
BARCELONA, Spain — European tuna vessels are avoiding fishing in the Gulf of Guinea and nearby waters amid a rising threat of piracy in the area.
Most European tuna vessels generally fish further up north in the Atlantic, industry sources told Undercurrent. In recent months, they have preferred to avoid the area, in any case, due to the risk of being attacked.
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