Barely two weeks following the pronouncement of more stringent measures by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority to ensure compliance with the yearly registration by all heavy-duty canoe operators, fishermen in Sinoe are complaining about the exorbitant nature of the increments.
The county coordinator of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority in Sinoe says local fishermen need capacity building in production management, especially as they continue to battle the dangerous effects of climate change to the marine ecosystem.
Another Liberian has successfully completed studies in the area of maritime education and training, graduating with a Master’s degree. Miatta Sonie Sherif recently graduated from the World Maritime University in Sweden in late 2019.
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.