Nigerian navy acquires vessels for IUU crackdown

The Nigerian navy has made plans with the federal department of fisheries to acquire a number of dedicated vessels to take on the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing taking place in its waters, reports This Day.
Speaking at the three-day leadership symposium in Lagos, vice-admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said that the situation had improved over the past year, with only 30 vessels arrested for the practice in 2018, down from 37 and 45 arrests recorded in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
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