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Reports have shown that in 2017, saiko trade took from the sea about 100,000 tonnes of fish, worth over US$50 million when sold at the landing site. These fishes were predominantly juveniles.
Reports from both Civil Society Organisations and Academia showed that juvenile fish constituted over 90 per cent of saiko landings.
He urged the Ministry and the Fisheries Commission to ensure that industrial trawl vessels land all their catches at the two designated ports in Tema and Takoradi to allow for inspection of their catches.
“We wish to commend the Commission for its work in successfully undertaking a gear audit of the trawl vessels. As revealed in the report, industrial vessels have modified their gear to improve their efficiency in landing small pelagic fish,” he said.
Mr Mevuta urged the government to use the period of the closed season to review the observer programme to ensure that observers were trained and equipped with the requisite knowledge and provided with the logistics to safely monitor and accurately document and report activities on fishing vessels at sea.
“Improving regulations and monitoring, and enhancing transparency in fisheries management are the best weapons Ghana can use to stem illegal fishing that is driving its fish stocks to extinction,” he said.
He encouraged neighbouring countries working under the regional Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea to support the announcement of the 2021 closed season in Ghana with actions taken at their national level.
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Nene Divine Obubuafo, the Public Relations Officer of, Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, urged fishermen to adhere to the directives from the government on the closed season to have a bumper harvest of their catch.
Mr Socrates Apertorgbor Segbor, Fisheries Manager, Environmental Justice Foundation, was hopeful that the impact of the closed season would be felt between four to five years.
Mr Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah, the Progranmes Manager, advised the Fishermen to save their monies and had other diversified livelihoods to cushion them during the closed season.
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