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Piracy Task Forces Meet to Combat Somalia Pirates


War Hero
Because EUNAVFOR aren't tasked for Counter Piracy? Truth getting in the way of a good dit again I know.

Just looked at the website;
"By UNSC mandate, EU NAVFOR – Operation ATALANTA conducts:
  • the protection of vessels of the World Food Programme (WFP) delivering food aid to displaced persons in Somalia; the protection of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) shipping;
  • the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast;
  • the protection of vulnerable shipping off the Somali coast on a case by case basis;
  • in addition, EU NAVFOR – ATALANTA shall also contribute to the monitoring of fishing activities off the coast of Somalia.

Main Effort is delivery of WFP stuff. If that's done by suppressing piracy on the way, then that's all good, but not the point of EUNAVFOR off Somalia.


Lantern Swinger
How about re-stock the sea with fish.

This takes us back to the initial cause of the ‘piracy’.
Foreign trawlers illegally fishing in Somali waters,depriving the local fishermen of a livelihood.
Somalia not having a Coast Guard or Navy was in no positionto protect its own waters. So capturing illegal fishing boats and holding to ransomwas a logical move. Like any other money earner this attracted the criminalelement so was born the ‘piracy’.
One of the countries with a large interest in continuing theillegal fishing in Somali waters being Spain, a member of the EU! The EUalthough ‘policing’ the waters against ‘pirates’ turned a blind eye to thoseinvolved in stealing from the Somali waters.
It is in the Somali’s own interest to have an effectiveCoast Guard but this would not serve the interest of various other members ofthe International Community.
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