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Somalia is Ready to License Fishing Vessels After Becoming Signatory to IOTC

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has signed several bill into law at the end of last month. Among the bills the has signed was the Somali Fisheries Development and Management law. Today, the Fisheries minister, Ahmed Adan Hassan, has posted a tweet on his account announcing the signing of a robust and comprehensive regulation inline with IOTC requirements. Following the parliament endorsement of Somali Fisheries Law, I signed today robust & comprehensive regulations inline with IOTC requirements, will be used licensing of vessels operating beyond 24nm, both foreign & nationally owned including joint ventures. — Ahmed Hassan Aden (@Mr_ahmedaden) April 6, 2023 What is IOTC? The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) requires all vessels that fish for tuna in the Indian Ocean to be licensed. The IOTC is an international organization that manages tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC's licensing requirements are designed to ensure that tuna fisheries