General News of Thursday, 16 May 2019Source: Chris KoneyMOFAD announces fishing closed season from 15th May to 15th June 2019Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Elizabeth Afoley-QuayeThe Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the Fisheries Commission (FC) in consultation with key industry stakeholders have declared the period from 15th May to 15th June 2019 as fishing closed season for artisanal and inshore fleets. This measure is a major step towards replenishing the depleted marine fish stock and it also key to the Fisheries Management Plan of Ghana. Several businesses have also evolved around fisheries from fishing to marketing of fish and fishery products attracting investments from many foreign countries”. In many fisheries management jurisdictions, seasonal closures are the first management strategy employed and subsequently supplemented with more effective measures.
Source: GhanaWeb May 16, 2019 10:41 UTC