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Government to promote co-fishing management concept


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Hook and Line Fishermen Association

By
Afedzi Abdullah/ Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Elmina (C/R), July 05, GNA – Government is
determined to engage fisher folks in the management of the fisheries sector as
a shared responsibility towards protecting and supporting the fight against
illegal fishing.

Mr. Kofi Abuga, Fisheries Adviser for the
Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) has said.

According to him, the concept has gained
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By
Afedzi Abdullah/ Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Elmina (C/R), July 05, GNA – Government is
determined to engage fisher folks in the management of the fisheries sector as
a shared responsibility towards protecting and supporting the fight against
illegal fishing.

Mr. Kofi Abuga, Fisheries Adviser for the
Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) has said.

According to him, the concept has gained
increasing acceptance among government development agencies and researchers as
an important option to end the menace of illegal fishing.

Mr Abugah was addressing a durbar of chiefs
and people of Elmina at a ceremony to commence the week-long celebration of the
“Edina Bakatue”, a festival of the chiefs and people of Elmina.

Bakatue is celebrated annually to symbolically
purify the town and also to ask for assistance from the gods of the Benya
lagoon and their ancestors for bumper harvests in the fishing seasons.

Mr Abugah also said the Ministry was in the
process of deploying community fish volunteers from the fishing communities to
help combat the menace.

He warned fishermen to desist from engaging in
illegal and unsustainable fishing practices such as the use of chemical, light,
dynamites, explosives and small mesh sized nets to save the ecology.

The Omanhene’s net caught fish and this
signified there would be bumper harvest this year.

It was heralded by firing of muskets and
thunderous applauds from a large section of the crowd of celebrants who shouted
in joy and incitement

A durbar would be held on Saturday July 8 to
climax the week-long festival and other activities.

GNA


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