26 October 2009

The positive health and wellbeing impacts of Somali pirates!

Somali pirates have been terrorising shipping and kidnapping crews for well over a decade.

However, this year we are seeing the positives of these pirates keeping away the foreign factory fishing trawlers from the shores of East Africa. Kenyan fishermen are reporting record hauls and are enjoying one of the best fishing seasons in almost a generation.


  1. Okay, since this news piece went out Somali pirates have captured a British couple and are asking for a $7 million dollar ransom.

    Ultimately, though the obvious intended consequences have been negative and some unintended consequences have been positive piracy is not a sustainable or viable way of life.

    It leaves a whole set of issues around poverty, North-South and Somalia specific issues unresolved.

  2. Health impact assessment if defined as a combination of procedures,method & tools by which a policy,program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population,and the distribution of those effects within the population