Fisheries Ministry Holds Stakeholders Meeting

Stake PixA stakeholders meeting to brainstorm on the challenges facing the marine industry in Ghana has ended in Accra.Organised by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for members of the Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association, the meeting was held to brainstorm, in particular, on EU’s threat to blacklist Ghana for engaging in illegal fishing activiies.

Speaking at the meeting, Nayon Bilijo, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development said his outfit would strictly enforce laws governing illegal fishing activities to keep the industry from collapsing.

He said as part of the measures being taken, vessel movement would be closely monitored and those whose activities go contrary with the law would be dealt with drastically.

The minister said the government was working in collaboration with all major stakeholders in the industry to ensure that rules governing the industry are observed to the letter.

Mr. Bilijo said the ministry was poised to support the stakeholders to overcome their challenges so that they can fully operate and increase fish production in the country.

The chairman of the association, Mr. George Ampratwum expressed their readiness to co-operate with the authorities to fish out recalcitrant members. By Daniel Amoo

 

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