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Seychelles president concerned about marauding pirates

Seychelles president concerned about marauding pirates

Rome: Seychelles President James Michel has spoken out about the threats of piracy to his country's economy while attending an annual summit of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization headquarters in Rome, Italy.
"Somali pirates are venturing deeper and deeper into our waters, taking hostages, menacing shipping lanes, pouncing on industrial fishing vessels, and threatening our artisanal fishing and tourism-related activities," the president said. "My government moved quickly to gather regional but more importantly global support particularly with countries having interest in the region. I express my gratitude to them for their cooperation in eradicating the scourge of piracy, which threatens our livelihood and food security."  [17/11/09]

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