Fishing Somali waters

Concern among Somalia’s fishing community.

China will start fishing along Somalia’s coastline just as piracy makes a comeback

The country with mainland Africa’s longest coastline is inviting China to its shores.

Somalia granted fishing licenses to 31 Chinese vessels to exploit tuna and tuna-like species off its coast in a bid to tap the sector for economic growth. The vessels are associated with the China Overseas Fisheries Association, a distant-water trawling group created in 2012 to promote the East Asian giant’s competitive fishing edge abroad.

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