Monday, June 15, 2015

Illegal Fishing and Somali Piracy

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) recently published a brief paper titled "Will Illegal Fishing Ignite a Preventable Resurgence of Somali Piracy?"  OBP noted there has been in increase in fishing off Somalia in the past two years.  Two Iranian-owned fishing vessels were seized and detained near Hobyo on 21 March 2015.  Does this situation portend an upsurge in Somali piracy?

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