ISS: Stemming the tide of illegal trawling in Sierra Leone

In August last year, a group of frustrated fishermen from Sierra Leone took the law into their own hands when they tangled with a Chinese trawler off the West African coast.
‘Local fishermen chased and boarded the Chinese vessel having repeatedly come under attack by illegal fishing trawlers which destroyed their nets,’ Sierra Leone’s navy chief Commodore Sallieu Kanu told Radio Democracy in Freetown. ‘Once they boarded, they were allegedly offered a bribe by the Chinese crew, which they refused. They called on the navy and our boats sprang into action and brought the vessel and the crew ashore.’
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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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