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Angola: MGA, the “Deprived” Military Branch, Despite Depredation of Maritime Resources

The control, considered "very incipient", that the MGA in fact exerts over territorial waters, is particularly felt in terms of clandestine/predatory activities to which fleets from various countries have been dedicated in the field of fisheries, including from Russia, North Korea and now China.
A Chinese fishing fleet, not subject to environmental protection rules and including large trawlers and factory boats (Sumbe, the main operating base), has been depredating fishery resources on an “unprecedented” scale, according to testimonials from businessmen in the sector. READ MORE