Somalia: Cabinet of Ministers Discuss Maritime Security and Halting of Illegal Fishing

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    Somalia: Cabinet of Ministers Discuss Maritime Security and Halting of Illegal Fishing

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Cabinet of the Ministers on Wednesday discussed Somali maritime security making suggestions on establishment of inter-government relations and revival of marine security forces to protect the maritime r

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Cabinet of Ministers discuss maritime security and illegal fishing on Wednesday.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Cabinet of the Ministers on Wednesday discussed Somali maritime security making suggestions on establishment of inter-government relations and revival of marine security forces to protect the maritime resources. The meeting attended by ministers of security of security, defense, foreign affairs, finance, fisheries and marine resources and the state Attorney General, focused on protecting maritime resources and preventing insecurity in Somali maritime and coast.
The Minister of Internal Security Mohamed Abukar Islow mentioned the ongoing revival of marine and coastguard police force under the auspices of his ministry.
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi noted the progress of countrywide consultations on managing and sharing sea resources initiated by the ministry.
On his side Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire underlined the importance and the urgency of assuring safety of Somali maritime borders and the protection of the country's sea resources.
"Somalia has strategic maritime landscape and is very vital for the world in terms of trade, marine transport etc. It is your responsibility to make every step transparency and without suspicion toward Somali people as well as making use of our resources for the interest of our citizens." the Premier told the cabinet.
Piracy off the Somali coast has been threat to international shipping in the past ten years, despite the rampant activities of ship hijacking declined since 2014.
The undefended Somalia territorial waters has been affected by growing illegal and unregulated fishing by foreign trawlers and ships from big companies which cost billions of dollars for Somalia, with no intervention from the foreign forces and so-called anti-piracy naval forces operating off the Somali coast.

- SOMALI UPDATE ONLINE -


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