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We’re considering calls for extension of closed fishing season – Afoley Quaye

Speaking to Citi News, Madam Quaye indicated that the resulting impact of the season has caused the fisherfolk to request for an extension of the season from one to two months to boost the quality of harvest and resulting economic impact.

In April last year, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture announced a nationwide closed season for fishing from May 15 to June 15, 2019. This was aimed at allowing the depleting fish stock to replenish.

Despite government’s announcement, many stakeholders in the fisheries sector opposed the ban because of what they said was the failure of the Ministry to inform them ahead of time.

However, on May 3rd, 2019, with a few days to the start of the nationwide closed fishing season, some fishermen demanded the date be changed from May to July.They said that though they acknowledge that the closure of the fishing season is crucial, the date announced by the Minstry is useless because it is not hacked by scientific researh

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