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Somalia: Yemeni fishermen on trial in Galmudug

Dhusamareb (SD) – A court in the Mudug region of Galmudug state fined 31 foreigners for fishing illegally off the coast between Harardhere and Hobyo in Somalia.

The 31 Yemeni fishermen’s boats as well as their equipment were also confiscated.

A total of 39 people were arrested off the coast of Somalia but eight of them were children, according to court documents.

Galmudug’s Hobyo and Harardhere coast guards have arrested the fishermen three days ago, following a series of operations off the coast of Galmudug, particularly in Hobyo District and nearby areas.

The Yemeni fishermen’s court comes at a time when Somalia has recently warned governments fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia.

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