Kenya’s Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Coastal states in East and West Africa are host to rich fisheries, and to the hundreds of foreign fishing vessels they attract. But environmental groups and local fishermen say they are finding habitats damaged, dead fish washed up on the shore and nets and equipment destroyed.  But African coastal states are beginning to fight back.

Local fishers off Kizingitini, near Kenya’s northern coast

 

 

Having long lacked the means to monitor their waters, Kenyan authorities have launched a series of new measures they hope will stop environmental vandalism and the theft of fish that coastal communities depend on.

This is the first of a three part series for RFI (Radio France International).

 

 

This is also part of a multi-media series on Catching the Pirates, funded by JournalismFund.EU.

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