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Tackling illegal fishing: part 2/5

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Traders cut and fillet fish inside Mogadishu's fish market
Traders cut and fillet fish inside Mogadishu's fish market AU-UN IST/Stuart Price/CC/Flick'r

Local fishing boats and international fleets criss-cross Somalia’s three thousand-mile long Indian Ocean coastline in search of dozens of types of fish. In recent years, piracy has made headlines....but the biggest threat to Somalia 's international waters remains illegal fishing, which costs the impoverished nation over three million euros per year. As President Sheikh Mohamud's government struggles to rebuild the country after two decades of war, unscrupulous fishermen from abroad fish illegally in Somalia 's waters.

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