Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Russian Ship Held by Senegalese Navy in Fishing Dispute

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A Russian trawler is being held by Senegal’s navy after it was seized on Jan. 3 for suspected illegal fishing, according to Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister El Ali Haidar.

The Oleg Naydenov vessel had more than 70 crew members on board when it was seized by Senegalese authorities in the country’s southern territorial waters near neighboring Guinea Bissau, Haidar told reporters yesterday.

“It’s a big fishing ship which is now at the military port in Dakar since Saturday night under the surveillance of armed forces,” Haidar said. Senegal plans to increase its fine of 200 million francs ($414,000) as the vessel is a repeat offender, the minister said.

Fishing is one of Senegal’s main economic resources. Prime Minister Aminata Toure told members of parliament in October that the fishing industry employs as many as 600,000 people and the government aims to increase its contribution to the West African country’s economy.

To contact the reporters on this story: Christopher Spillane in Johannesburg at cspillane3@bloomberg.net; Sadibou Marone in Accra at msadibou@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.