Somalia to build Navy

Somalia will rebuild its Navy to protect the country’s territorial waters and marine resources and ward off illegal foreign fishing entities, Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte has said.

Somalia to reduce illegal fishing by reconstituting its navy

The deputy premier said on Wednesday the Navy will play a critical role in securing the country’s marine resources which have been encroached for many years by trawlers owing to lack of a strong marine force.

“It is the responsibility of our marine forces to ensure our marine territory and all resources thereof are protected from any illegal fishing. We will therefore invest in rebuilding the naval forces so that it can handle this task effectively,” said Arte in Mogadishu during the 51st anniversary celebrations of the Somalia Navy.

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