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Illegal fishing linked to human rights abuses in Ghana

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Emmanuel Essien has been missing since July 2019. Essien, a 28-year-old Ghanaian fisheries observer, was working on board the Chinese trawler Meng Xin 15 when...

Fishing vessels ‘go dark’ to evade authorities, pirates

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Every time the Veracruz, a 108-meter refrigerated cargo ship, crossed the sea border from Namibia to Angola, it seemed to disappear. Possibly engaged in illegal,...

Maritime threats converge in Somalia

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Just as one maritime security challenge in Somalia seemed all but resolved, another one gained momentum. After years of declining pirate attacks off mainland Africa’s...

Illegal fishing threatens Africa’s ‘blue economy’

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Maritime security experts warn that illegal fishing can undermine Africa’s “blue economy,” which includes the continent’s fisheries, tourism, aquaculture, transport, ports and oil drilling....

Securing Ghana’s shared seas

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Ghana is making efforts to deal with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) fishing in its waters, with collaboration, technology and training seen as...

Crack down on illegal fishing to protect millions of workers in...

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West Africa nations must crack down on foreign fleets fishing illegally off its Atlantic coastline and build up their fisheries to protect...

SAMSA investigating seized Chinese trawler

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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is investigating a Chinese fishing vessel seized by authorities after it and eight others were...

ISS: How can Senegal combat illegal fishing?

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The Senegalese coastline is one of Africa's richest fishing grounds. Generations of communities have depended on fishing to make a living, but...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...