Saturday, 15 June 2013

Fishing industry on the brink of collapse, govt told

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Veneranda Sumila

Mwanza. The fishing industry is banking on the government to pull it back from the brink of collapse. It is asking the authorities to reduce the fuel levy on the grounds that fishermen do not carry out their business on land.

“It is surprising to see that fishermen are charged up to Sh122 per litre as fuel levy while, in the actual sense, fishing is done in water,” said Bahari Bounty chief executive Harko Bhagat. “We do not touch the ground.”

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