officials say they have seized a Spanish trawler fishing illegally
in northwestern Somalia.
issued by the navy headquarters in Bossaso port said the ship,
the Al-Bacora Quattro, had 24 crew members aboard and was
carrying 400 mt of skipjack tuna.
is reported to be operating on an illegal fishing licence.
Since the central government collapsed in 1991, defunct fishing
authorities and illegal companies - some based in European
countries - have continued to issue fishing licences without
the agreement of local Somali authorities.
officials have also reported seizing a ship belonging to a
Swiss firm, arresting six crew, carrying some 400,000 mt of