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Safeguarding Africa's fishing waters [electronic resource] / Mary Kimani

Author/Creator:
Kimani, Mary, author.
Publication:
[Place of publication not identified] : United Nations, 2009.
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Government document
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1 online resource (3 pages)
Contained In:
Africa Renewal Vol. 23, no. 2, p. 10-12
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Economic and Social Development. (search)
Summary:
Every day hundreds of unlicensed fishing vessels enter African waters and trawl for shrimp, sardines, tuna, and mackerel. According to a study commissioned by the UK's aid agency, such trawlers are costing Africa some $1 bn every year. But illegal fishing "is not just an African problem," says Arona Soumare, the West Africa conservation director for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Many countries, even developed states with substantial marine security forces, struggle to keep unlicensed fishing vessels from their waters. However, Mr. Soumare notes, in comparison to developed countries, "the social and economic impact of such losses on Africa are huge." The funds that African countries lose to illegal fishing are "a potential source of income" that they "can ill afford to be without."
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10.18356/6d995a4b-en doi
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