Fisherfolks call on government to check illegalities on the sea

BY: Shirley Asiedu-Addo
 some journalist interacting with a fisherman
some journalist interacting with a fisherman

As part of activities to mark this year's World Oceans Day (WOD), fishermen in the Central Region have called on government to sanitise all forms of illegalities in the fishing industry on the country's seas.

They said if efforts at restoring fishery stocks were to be successful, enforcement agencies must work harder to particularly check the activities of trawlers who destroy the nets of artisanal fishermen.

The fishermen were speaking to members of the Journalists for Responsible Fisheries and Environment (JRFE) during an outreach trip to some fishing communities in the Central Region to mark the day last Friday.

The trip, which was organised with support from the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) was to afford the journalists to find at first hand the problems facing fisher folks and how to enhance their fishing activities.