The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority reported that a Liberian licensed French tuna fishing vessel, Avel Vor, sunk off Liberia’s coast on October 27.
The director-general of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, Emma Glasco, says coastal West African states need to collaborate more to successfully combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Twenty-five staff members of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority who recently benefited from a month-long training in China have returned to the country.
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to begin conducting research on its fisheries.
The acting director general of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, Augustine M. Manoballah, says Liberia needs more international support to effectively combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activities across the country.
The Welsh government has donated a patrol vessel to the Liberian government to assist it in its fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.
The Liberian government is partnering with the Embassy of Sweden and Conservation International to hold an environmentally focused conference in Monrovia from March 18-21, 2019.
The Liberian Senate has mandated its committees on Commerce, Public Cooperation, and Judiciary to probe the controversial Cargo Tracking Agreement entered into by the National Port Authority and Global Tracking and Maritime Solution.