Illegal fishing prompts concerns

Illegal fishing was cited by many Somalis as the initial cause of piracy.

Somalia: Dozen foreign trawlers arrive Bosaso Port amid concerns of marine exploitation

BOSASO, Puntland- Foreign fishing trawlers were reported have reached Bosaso Port recently in an attempt to secure fishing licenses from Puntland government amid public concerns of marine resource depletion and illicit fishing practices that affected the livelihood of local fishermen, Garowe Online reports.

Ministry of Fishing and Marine Resources in Puntland state issues licenses to vessels and trawlers in return for fees that is undisclosed to the public, however, this unregulated process has only facilitated illicit fishing practices that damaged marine resources.

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