Somalia: Pirates or Protectors?

By Pambazuka
Updated: 05/23/2011

somaliaBy Andrew Mwangura. Pambazuka News, May 2010.

Each year hundreds of illegal vessels operate along Somalia’s coast and compete with many local fishermen, putting some out of business and overfishing many stocks. Somali pirates have garnered some popular support on the grounds that they deter such activity. Tandem efforts to counter both piracy and illegal fishing are needed to undermine the credibility piracy enjoys in Somalia.

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