Originally Posted by jackdale
Just how do they recognize pirates as opposed to legitimate fishermen. Or may be we should adopt this approach.
I've been in that area of the world a few times, and though it was many, many years ago I never saw a fisherman armed with anything other than fishing gear, nets, etc... And, most of the fishermen stayed within a mile or less of shore, which is where the fishing is best. If you're 10 miles offshore and someone is roaring toward your boat at a relatively high speed, especially in the vicinity of Somalia, you can bet your bottom dollar that they're not coming to sell you fish.