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Nigeria, others lose $2 billion to illegal activities at sea yearly

Nigeria, others lose $2 billion to illegal activities at sea yearly

Redacted article courtesy of – The Guardian

The United States (U.S) Consul-General, Claire Pierangelo, has said West Africa loses about 800,000 tons of fish a year, worth almost $2 billion in gross revenue, to illegal activities by both foreign and domestic vessels.

Pierangelo stated this in Lagos as the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the first ship permanently assigned to Africa, arrived in Lagos as part of the U.S. government’s support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Consul-General said Nigerian waters are at the centre of the Gulf of Guinea, a vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean stretching from Senegal to Angola, which is the most dangerous part of the world for sailors, accounting for almost all kidnappings at sea in recent years.

Link to full article: https://guardian.ng/business-services/nigeria-others-lose-2-billion-to-illegal-activities-at-sea-yearly/

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