Kenya’s Struggle to Control its Waters

Kenyan environmental groups and local fishermen say they are finding  dead fish washed ashore, habitats damaged and equipment destroyed.

So-called ‘Phantom ships’ have been entering into East African countries’ territorial waters unannounced, and leaving with more than they declare.

Kenyan authorities have long lacked the means to do much about illegal fishing, but they hope a series of new measures will help them put an end to what is described as piracy and pillaging.

The first of three RFI reports.


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