The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development’s quest to engage fishermen and other players in the fishing industry on the effects of illegal fishing was curtailed by some sections of players in the industry.
What was scheduled to be a cordial discussion and education on the fishing industry with special focus on illegal fishing, came to an abrupt end when some irate fishers who were engaged in IUU stormed the premises.
Despite the setback, the Ministry has assured that they will continue to engage leaders of the various fishing groups to chart a course that promote the industry.
The Ministry of Fisheries has on various platforms, drummed home its resolve to bring sanity into activities in the sector particularly dealing with illegal fishing.
This notwithstanding, the Ministry continues to dialogue with the Fishermen on the practice and to help them understand why light fishing has to be banned.