Inside Somali Fishing

Old Somali Fishing Gear Problems
Fishers return to Berbera Harbor in Somaliland. Photo by Jean-Pierre Larroque / One Earth Future


Somali waters are some of the most productive on earth, supporting stocks of tuna, sharks, swordfish, sardines, squid, and countless species of commercially valuable fishes. The domestic fishing sector adds approximately $135 million to the Somali economy each year. But competition from foreign fishing boats, underdeveloped infrastructure, and destructive fishing practices threaten the long term sustainability of Somali fisheries. Go inside this small but growing economic sector for a closer look at the promise of fisheries in Somali waters.

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