February 4, 2008

Oil spill halts fishing near Port Sudan

An oil leak from Bashir Two Port on the coast of the Red Sea south of Port Sudan has extended up to 9 km from its source, and local fishermen from the city have had to stop fishing.

As reported in Al-Sahafah newspaper on February 4, 2008, the head of the Port Sudan fishermen's association submitted a memo to the Governor of the Red Sea State. The governor had set up a committee to address the situation, but nothing had come of it. The fishermen are out of work because of this crisis.


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