Yearly Archives: 2018



A Ghanaian-flagged purse seiner has been apprehended for illegally fishing in Liberian waters. The anti-poaching group Sea Shepherd assisted the Liberian Coast Guard in the detainment, and the vessel, found with tuna catch on board, now awaits legal action. This could involve a fine of millions of dollars. The 71-meter […]

Panofi-Owned Ghanaian Seiner Faces Multi-Million Dollar Fine


The Liberian Coastguard and Sea Shepherd are becoming notorious for the use of excessive force and unconventional methods in their quest of combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in Liberian waters. Some Ghanaian fishing vessels have of late become victims of the brute force of the Liberian Coastguard and […]

IS IT PIRACY OR FISHERIES LAW ENFORCEMENT?