Sunday, 12 October 2014

Plea for funds to tackle harmful fishing

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Jovither Kaijage

Insufficient funds and unreliable transport have been hampering a fight against illegal fishing in Lake Victoria, Mwanza Region, has said, the Fisheries Department in Ukerewe District,

The acting fisheries officer for Ukerewe District Council, Mr Alex Rutagonya, said they needed funds and transport for regular patrols to control illegal fishing in the lake.

“We are always talking about combating illegal fishing, but in reality it is hard to tackle this problem because of inadequate funds.

The council doesn’t earmark enough budgets for this programme and the central government also doesn’t subsidise the district council’s programme in fighting illegal fishing,”
he said.

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