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post #10 of Old 03-04-2011
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Just how do they recognize pirates as opposed to legitimate fishermen. Or may be we should adopt this approach.
Jack,

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.

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