UNITED NATIONS New
York (Xinhua) -- The United Nations
Security Council expressed serious concern on Tuesday over
reports of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in
Somalia’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and noted that there could be
a "complex relationship between IUU fishing and piracy."
Noting that IUU fishing can contribute to destabilization among
coastal communities, the Security Council believed that it
accounts for millions of dollars in lost revenue for Somalia
UNSC unanimously adopted resolution 2442 to remain seized of
the matter, and the resolution called upon all countries to
criminalize piracy under their domestic law and to favorably
consider the prosecution of suspected, and imprisonment of those
convicted, including pirates apprehended off the coast of
Somalia, and their facilitators and financiers ashore.
The resolution also urged Somalia’s authorities to continue
their work to pass a comprehensive set of antipiracy and
maritime laws without further delay and establish security
forces with clear roles and jurisdictions to enforce these laws.
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