Somali fishermen take Iranian fishing vessel

Somali fishermen in Elhur in south central Somalia have said they are holding Iranian vessel that was illegally fishing in the area.

Abdi Abshir Gedi who spoke on the behalf of the fishermen who ceased the vessel has told Radio Dalsan that crew members who were armed tried to resist before the capture but no one was wounded during the exchange of fire.

Guled added that they will take the crew on board to the regional administration government in Himan and Heb for prosecution.

He warned other illegal fishing boats in area to keep off Somali territorial water or face the consequence of the local fishermen initiative.

hundreds of foreign ships fish illegally in Somali waters following the collapse of central government in Somalia in 1992.