General News of Thursday, 16 September 2021
The government has stopped the supply of premix fuel to four landing beaches – British Komenda, Moree, Abandze and Dago – in the Central Region.
A letter addressed to the Chief Executives of the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA), Abura Asebu Kwamankese, Mfantsiman, and the Gomoa West districts, the Secretariat said that “this is to inform you that following a directive by the Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson, Premix Fuel supply to some LBCs in the Central Region will be suspended indefinitely.”
It added “Light fishing and other illegal fishing activities perpetuated by fishermen is viewed seriously by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and its agencies because of its negative impacts on marine stock and industry growth.
“The National Premix Fuel Secretariat and indeed MOFAD is aware that Premix Fuel, which is subsidized by Government is regrettably used to fuel generators for the illicit practice of light fishing.”
“The decision to suspend the said LBCs is a punitive measure for light fishing and other such illegal fishing practices perpetuated by fishermen in the area after the closed season.”