Saturday, 25 April 2009

Fishermen, govt differ on Lake Victoria`s fish stock

From IPPMedia, Dar es Salaam
By Bilal Abdul-Aziz, Mwanza

Lake Victoria fishermen and dealers have warned that despite the tough government measures, the resource is rapidly diminishing from illegal fishing.

Fish dealers were emphatic during separate interviews with 'The Guardian' in Mwanza over the week; that the widespread unsustainable fishing will cost the nation and its people dearly.

Mwanza South-based Vic Fish processing factory director Murtaza Alloo estimates that the supply side of Lake Victoria fish resources have decreased by about 40 per cent over the last three years.


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