Ban On Fishing Starts Today – Minister
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has urged the fisherfolk to be self-disciplined and adhere to the ban on closed season fishing which takes off today Wednesday, 15 May 2019.
Speaking in an interview on Class Fm, The Minister indicated that there is a need for fishermen to adhere to the new initiative because “it will help replenish the depleting fish stock in the sea sub-sector and improve sustainable fishing since many fishermen have overexploited the fishes in the sea for years."
She disclosed that the ministry consulted various stakeholders and reached an agreement to impose the ban in two phases for inshore and artisanal fishers starting from 15 May to 30 June; and industrial fishers from 1 August to 30 September.
She said the ministry however expects great compliance from the fishing folks since they had enough engagement with them.