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Gal-Mudug Releases 19 crewmembers and fishing Vessel

Storyline:National News






Administration of Galmudug State has freed 19 crewmembers who were previously sentenced to one year arrest or paying a fine after they were caught fishing illegally in Somalia’s territorial waters.
Galmudug minister of fisheries, Abdikadir Jamaa Qalab-Hooq stated that the crew members who are Iranians together with their fishing vessel were released after they paid their fines and have since headed their country safely.
Local Fishermen have continuously complained about foreign trawlers who are doing the illegal fishing and dumping waste. Some fishermen have gone missing while others are tortured by the trawlers who at times spray boiling water from cannons.