Saturday, 19 May 2012

Let's nip in the bud this kind of fishing

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam

Reports that fishermen in some parts of regions bordering Lake Victoria are using poison to catch fish are cause for grave concern.It was recently revealed that the consumption of fish caught through the use of chemicals is a major cause of cancer and reproductive complications.

It is a sobering reminder of a problem that has existed for years, but which has yet to be accorded the urgency it deserves by the relevant agencies.It is common knowledge that unscrupulous fishermen around Lake Victoria and even along the coast use pesticides and other harmful chemicals to catch fish, which is sold to unsuspecting consumers.

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