Japan backs Kenya bid to protect fishing sector and combat pirates

Kenya’s close 640-kilometre coastline has largely been seen as a playground for illegal fishers and other criminals.

By STELLAR MURUMBA

Kenya’s efforts to fence in its fishery resources and rid its coast of pirates received crucial backing of Japan at the just concluded Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad VI).

Among the Ticad VI quick wins, delegates resolved to co-operate in maritime security “including, piracy, illegal fishing, armed robberies at sea and other maritime crimes.”

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Source: businessdailyafrica.com

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