Piracy drove away many illegal fishing vessels from the Horn of Africa. Fishing stocks recovered, even thrived, as the risk of being captured by pirates – who have an especial hatred towards illegal fishing – was so great.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M
Countries such as Sao Tome and Principe are moving to ban coastal sand mining and Guinea-Bissau slapped new restrictions on illegal fishing