Sierra Leone and overfishing

Sierra Leone moves to combat overfishing

In April, Sierra Leone imposed a one-month ban on industrial fishing to protect its marine resources, but only coordinated international action can properly protect West Africa’s endangered fish stocks. Julian Samboma reports.

In April, Sierra Leone took drastic action to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in its territorial waters in a bid to protect its valuable marine resources.

The government declared a one-month ban on industrial fishing, much of which is undertaken by unregulated Chinese and South Korean fishing boats.

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Source: africanbusinessmagazine.com

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