French Falcon 50 helps intercept illegal fishing vessel off Senegal

The crew of a French Falcon 50M maritime surveillance aircraft helped intercept an illegal fishing vessel off the coast of Senegal.

IUU fishing image via UN

On 18 March, the French Navy aircraft, based in Dakar, carried out a fisheries and pollution monitoring (SAGNE) patrol in the Gulf of Guinea in collaboration with Senegalese forces. They detected a fishing vessel without a license, the French Ministry of Defence said.

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