Local Fishermen, Trawler Owners Clash On Bayelsa Waters

Tension has continued to mount in some local government areas of Bayelsa State where fishing trawler operators are said to have sustained violent attacks on local fishermen over fishing boundaries. Brass and Southern Ijaw LGAs are mostly affected in what community leaders say is the attempt of the trawler operators to deprive them of fishing rights by infringing on their fishing space and destroying their fishing craft with their large fishing vessels.

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