[Video] Pirate Fishing [Sierra Leone]

Author: Juliana Ruhfus & Orlando von Einsiedel, Al Jazeera, Published on: 26 January 2012

The precious marine resources of some of the world's poorest people are being targeted by industrial-scale pirate fishing operations...[F]ishing currently represents 10 per cent of Sierra Leone’s GDP and is a crucial component in its food security (contributing 64 per cent of the total animal protein eaten in the country). But the pirate fishing activities of foreign trawlers are stripping these fishing grounds so quickly that unless the practice is stopped there will soon be nothing left to develop. And most important of all, local people will be deprived of a crucial food source - just to satisfy the appetites of seafood lovers in Europe and Asia. [refers to Sierra Fishing Company]

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