The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Hon. Hawa Koomson has revealed procurement for Research vessel to enhance the fight against illegal fishing activities in the country is underway and the cabinet will take to parliament for approval
According to her, the sector has been confronted with a number of challenges that have the potential to destroy their gains which include illegal, Unreported, Unregulated fishing and if not tackled it will be a worry to the fishing sector.
She, therefore, urged a new governing Board of the Fisheries Commission to come together and tackle illegal fishing activities in Ghana.
She added that the new governing boards of the Fisheries Commission will help address the illegal activities in the country.
She made these remarks at the inauguration of 10 governing boards of the Fisheries Commission.
The Board Chairman of Fisheries Commission Prof. Francis k.E .Nunoo in an interview with the media added, the most challenging confronting the Ministry is illegal fishing activities in our water bodies and they will make sure that the new board led by him will make sure the laws will be implemented to end illegal fishing activities.