Marine Police Seize Unapproved Fishing Nets

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The Marine Police have seized some un-approved fishing nets at two landing beaches in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

wpid-MARINE-POLICE-1.jpgThe items were seized at Ngalekpole and Baku near Atuabo on Tuesday.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in charge of Aiyinase Marine Police Training School, Emmanuel Addae, who led the operation, told the Ghana News Agency at the sidelines of a two-day training workshop on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) Toolkits.

The event was organised by the Jomoro District Assembly in collaboration with Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, with support from STAR Ghana.

The workshop seeks to prioritize climate change and coastal resources management, as well as assessing community-needs and develop a participatory planning process to address coastal resource management.

ASP Addae said the Police had been in the communities monitoring the activities of fisher folks in order to enforce the fisheries laws.

He said two years after sensitizing fisher folks on the Fisheries laws at the coastal communities, some of them were still using the unapproved nets, hence the seizure.

He said the marine police and the Fisheries Commission would not relent in their effort and entreated the public to co-operate with them to ensure sanity in the fishing industry.

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