Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Appeal to stop illegal fishing in West Africa

A leading think-tank says West African nations should crack down on illegal foreign fishing off their coastlines, and build up their fishing industries, to protect the livelihoods of millions of people.
In a report, the Overseas Development Institute also says selling fishing rights to foreign companies is often a mistake.

It believes that West African countries could create more than 300,000 jobs by awarding more fishing and exporting rights to national fleets.

It is estimated that the region loses at least $1.3bn (£906m) a year from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. 

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