State lifts ban on fishing near Somalia border

Posted By Stop Illegal Fishing:30th Jun, 2019: Fisheries Management · Safety

The government has lifted the ban on fishing activities off the coast near the Somalia border following improved security.

Coast Regional Coordinator John Elung’ata said security had improved in Lamu as the Kenya Defence Forces and police intensified their patrols.

“We want normalcy to return to Lamu, from Hindi up to the borders, even to our fishermen who have been afraid of venturing into the deep seas.

“We want you to start fishing; the government will give you fishing safety gears, including vests, good nets and fishing boats,” he said after holding security meetings in the county.

“So, fishermen, you can now go to the distance and get the best fish stock; don’t just stick within the shallow waters; don’t fish within the high watermark; go farthest into the deep sea. We want you to fish and supply to Mombasa and Nairobi.”

Mr Elung’ata is also the security committee chairman in coast region.

Source: Daily Nation

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