Tanzania: Sh20 Million Fish Seized Over Smuggling

Posted By Stop Illegal Fishing:5th Dec, 2017: Penalties and sanctions

Three tonnes Nile Perch worth Sh20.8 million that were suspected of being smuggled out of Tanzania to Burundi have been seized at Murusagamba Village in Ngara, Kagera Region, a district commissioner says.

Ngara District Commissioner Michael Mntenjele said on December 5 that the driver of a vehicle that was transporting the fish and Murusagamba Ward fisheries officer had been arrested over the matter.

He said after interrogation they would be taken to court.

“The seized fish will be distributed to public secondary schools, the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces and other institutions in the district,” he said.

He urged citizens to continue providing information on illegal fishing and dealings.

Kagera regional fisheries officer Efraz Mkama vowed to deal with his subordinates who helped the suspect to transport the fish illegally.

A Tanzania Revenue Authority officer based at Musagamba, Mr Mohamed Mnoda, deplored smuggling, saying it denies the government revenue.

Source: AllAfrica

Recent Posts

Seychelles: Fish Exports Rise in Seychelles, Giving Boost to Economy

Exports of fresh and frozen fish are up in the first six months...

Read More...

Gambia: EU signs Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement with The Republic of The Gambia

Last Friday, the EU and The Republic of The Gambia signed a new...

Read More...

The Serious Impacts of Fisheries Crime

The following are Channing Mavrellis’ remarks from the Impacts panel at the 2018...

Read More...

Mozambique shaken after string of mysterious murders, crime spree

Since October 2017, the country’s Cabo Delgado province has been plagued by a...

Read More...

SIF News Categories

The Issues

One in four fish in Africa is caught illegally, this threatens the sustainability of fish stocks, damages the ecosystem and deprives governments of income and people of livelihoods.

Find Out More...

Our Approach

Creating change by informing policy and practice, our hands on experience and investigative work means we are often the first to spot new trends and find ways to challenge these.

Read More...

Our Initiatives

Illegal fishing is a complex issue that requires multifaceted responses. Stop Illegal Fishing are working with a range of organisations to bring about change.

Find Out More...

Recent Posts

Seychelles: Fish Exports Rise in Seychelles, Giving Boost to Economy

Exports of fresh and frozen fish are up in the first six months...

Read More...

Gambia: EU signs Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement with The Republic of The Gambia

Last Friday, the EU and The Republic of The Gambia signed a new...

Read More...

The Serious Impacts of Fisheries Crime

The following are Channing Mavrellis’ remarks from the Impacts panel at the 2018...

Read More...