Malta’s IUU fishing fight

Army begins maritime patrols following fishermen’s pleas about pirates at sea

Surveillance intended to gather evidence to present in ‘appropriate fora’

Malta’s armed forces have been brought in to police seas for illegal fishing, after local fishermen complained that Tunisian rivals were plundering their lampuki catches.

Patrols are being carried out by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture together with the Armed Forces of Malta and involve surveillance in both territorial and international waters.


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