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Somalia is exporting fish after 30 year lull

For the first time in 30 years Somalia has begun exporting fish to neighbouring Kenya, thanks in part to a reduction in the level of piracy off the Somali coast.

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The civil war in Somalia has prevented many businesses from developing but fish traders in the port of Kismayo say they are now able to export thanks to better refrigeration at a new processing factory – kingfish and tuna are the most popular.

In recent years Kenya has increased its imports of fish from China as the country’s supply, from the coast as well as Lake Victoria, has been unable to match demand.

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