Information reaching Asempanews.com indicate that government is set to ban fishing activities along the coastal belts of the country.
The ban, according to our sources, takes effect from August 2018.
In an interview monitored by Asempanews.com on Accra FM, Wednesday, president of farmers and fishermen association, Rev Kojo Nkrumah said that they were informed at a recent meeting between the parliamentary select committee on Food and Agriculture and fishermen.
Rev Nkrumah lamented over the decision, which he said, would negatively affect fisher folks and worsen their economic plight.
“Farmers are going to suffer following this decision. How do you expect them to feed their families and pay for the fees of their children?” he bemoaned.
“I think proper measures should be introduced to streamline activities of fishermen in the country and not a ban on their activities,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elisabeth Afoley Quaye has reportedly said that a statement will be released to that effect.
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