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Fishing crisis in the Mediterranean: Italy and Libya clash over territorial waters

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By: Natalia MENDOZA | Danilo ARNONE | Lorenza PENSA | Charlotte DAVAN WETTON | Nastasia HAFTMAN
7 min

We take a closer look at the net which has entangled both Italy and Libya in a diplomatic row - but this time, it's got nothing to do with migration. The seizure of Italian fishing boats has become more frequent in the past 15 years. In one of the most recent episodes in this high-seas stand-off, two Italian trawlers were intercepted by Libyan authorities. Our correspondents in Rome have this report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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