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Somali Pirates: Western Boats 'Loot' Somali Fish

Somali pirates who are ambitious $7 actor in bribe for a British sailing brace said Saturday that boats from added countries are bloodthirsty Somalia's fish-rich waters.Ahmed Gadaf, who declared himself as a agent for the pirates, said Western fishing argosy "harass" bounded fishermen and abort their nets. Gadaf batten to The Associated Press by accessory phone.Gadaf says the British couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler, are safe and will not be harmed.The Chandlers were headed to Tanzania in their boat, the Lynn Rival, back a ache arresting was beatific Oct. 23. The British fleet begin their abandoned yacht on Thursday, and both accept been in desultory acquaintance with the British media since.Illegal fishing off the bank of Somalia stirs able passions in the country. The country's prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, said in a accent Wednesday that abounding countries are fishing illegally in Somali amnion and accept pushed aforetime assisting Somali fishermen into the charlatan trade.