Monday, 7 July 2008

Processors blamed for dwindling fish stocks

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David in Mwanza

The dwindling of fish stocks in Lake Victoria is a result of fish processors operating their plants without breaking to allow multiplication, a senior official has said.

Addressing a rally in Mwanza City at the weekend, Nyamagana MP and Home Affairs minister Lawrence Masha, accused fish processors of fuelling overfishing and blamed them for the decreasing stocks.

His remarks come amid plans by the three East African riparian states sharing Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater body on earth, to set up fishing seasons to allow the multiplication of fish.

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