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Somali waters are home to some of the richest fishing grounds in Africa, with vast potential for fisheries and coastal area development, the sector remains under developed.

The Somali fishing industry has high potential for growth and job creation. The Somali coast line is the longest in Africa 3,333 kilometers in length, the longest of mainland Africa and the Middle East and among the most blessed waters. According to the latest survey, some of the only fish stocks in the world that are actually “under fished” are in the deep waters off the Somali coast. Large schools of primarily tuna migrate from north to south and back along the east coast of Africa.