Fishing for Weapons

Maritime Crime Weapons

In February, the Australian Navy confiscated an unlikely haul from a fishing vessel: a horde of grenade launchers, mortar tubes, and AK 47s. Weapons smuggling is one part of the cycle of maritime crime off the coast of Somalia, marked by illegal foreign fishing, conflict and instability on land, and a resulting lack of governance at sea.

Read the full blog on OEF's Secure Fisheries' site.

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