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Clamp Down Of Illegal Fishing, Ghana Achieving Results

Government of Ghana through the ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has strengthen the fight against unauthorised way of fishing in the waters of Ghana.

The fight, seems not to be a bad fight but good. According to the ministry of fisheries and Aquaculture Development, the used of light and other dangerous chemicals used in fishing is not only harmful to consumers but also reduces production.

As the ministry strengthen it fight against the act, Ghana In first time in about 30 years has found CASSAVA fish in Ghana’s sea waters.
Fishermen in Azizanya, a fishing community in the Ada East district in the Greater Accra Region returned from fishing with a massive catch of CASSAVA fish.

Mr. Amesimeku, a leader of the fishermen group who made this historical catch urged the government to do more.

“This fish was last seen interms of catch for the past 30years, in my so many years in fishing no fishing group in Ghana has made this catch”. He said.

Fishermen says it is highly believed that, the scarcity of that kind in Ghana waters is because of unorthodox method of fishing especially light fishing which drives them far away or even moved to other neighboring countries where they can have a safe haven.

The minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has reassured her commitment of ensuring a massive reduction in fish importation in the year 2018.

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