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Vol 1 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2008

In deep water

African states are at last taking action against the clandestine trawlers pillaging their fishing stocks

Members of the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa have committed themselves towards the establishment of a multinational coastguard service to patrol the largely ungoverned seas off Africa's west coast in a bid to tackle rising levels of illegal and unlicensed exploitation of the region's fisheries resources.

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