SOMALIA – Somali Government Warned Iran and Pakistan over Illegal Fishing in its Territorial Waters

THE SOMALI GOVERNMENT REQUESTED THE GLOBAL ANTI-PIRACY COALITION ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO STOP ILLEGAL FISHING VESSELS COMING FROM IRAN AND PAKISTAN

Somalia Warns Pakistan and Iran over Illegal Fishing in its Territorial Waters

Somalia has sought assistance from the global anti-piracy forces to help it capture 43 boats from Pakistan and Iran that are conducting illegal fishing operations in the Horn of African nation’s waters.

The Somali Federal Government has accused the two countries of continuing illegal fishing in Somalia waters, warning the boats will be pursued and will be liable to pay heavy fines upon their capture.

Somalia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources said the 43 fishing boats mainly conduct their illegal activities in Puntland and Galmudug regions.

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