Nigeria loses billions of dollars to illegal fishing yearly

By Joke Falaju

Country gets meagre 40 percent of fishes in the ocean

Nigeria may be losing billions of dollars to illegal fishing yearly following the unabated fraudulent activities of poachers on the nation territorial waters.

Nigerian ship owners are worried that they only take 40 percent of what they should be getting while 60 percent is lost to illegal and irresponsible fishing.

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Source: guardian.ng

Rampant Illegal Fishing; Gov’t Urged to Step Up Maritime Security

Translator: Dewi Elvia Muthiariny

Editor: Petir Garda Bhwana

TEMPO.COJakarta – The Indonesian fisheries watchdog, Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW), coordinator Abdi Suhufan said that illegal fishing committed by foreign boats are still rampant.

“To March 19, 2019, the KKP (Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry) has seized 16 foreign boats illegally fishing in Indonesian seas,” said Abdi on Monday, March 25.

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Source: en.tempo.co