Fishing in Somalia

Fishing in Somalia Last updated on Sunday 25th April 2010

Fishing provides for local consumption, with a surplus for export. In the late 1980s about 17,000 metric tons of fish were caught annually. Tuna is now being processed and a potential for the export of lobsters exists.

As with all of the country's industries, the fishing industry suffered considerably during Somalia's civil war.

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