Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Puntland regional President Abdirahman
Mohamed Farole on Saturday (April 6th) received a delegation of South
African officials in Garowe to discuss the preservation and protection
of Somalia's coast to discourage piracy, Somalia's Garowe Online
"One of the root causes of piracy had been the illegal activities
including illegal fishing and toxic dumping that were going on off the
coast of Somalia," said Hussein Abdirahman, a maritime security
researcher at New Access International, a Puntland-based research and
"Now that the threat of piracy has decreased, the illegal ships have
made a comeback in Somali waters," he said. "To stop piracy from
resurging, there needs to be increased Somali-based efforts to
drastically improve Somalia's maritime security."
The South African delegation also discussed coastal issues with
representatives of the Somali federal government in Mogadishu before
arriving in Puntland.