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Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

The Seychelles’ Supreme Court on Friday sentenced the captain of a Sri Lankan fishing vessel $14,600 (SCR200,000) for illegal fishing in the Seychelles’ waters. The Sri Lankan national, Kaluharath Keerthirathan, pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing without a foreign licence on November 5, 2018. The captain has a month to pay the fine while […]

Tackling Illegal Fishing In Western Africa Could Create 300,000 Jobs

Tackling Illegal Fishing In Western Africa Could Create 300,000 Jobs

If governments in western Africa could end illegal fishing by foreign commercial vessels and build up national fleets and processing industries, they could generate billions of dollars in extra wealth and create around 300,000 jobs, according to a new report (pdf). The devastating, social, economic and human consequences of overfishing in western Africa’s coastal waters […]