Sunday, 3 July 2016

Chinese ship boarded and searched for illegal fishing on the coast of Limbe, in South West Cameroon

On June 24, 2016 a Chinese fishing vessel christened Yang I was boarded and searched by a joint patrol team by the Maritime Naval Base in Limbe (Cameroon Navy) and the personnel of the Ministry of Livestock Fisheries and Animal Industries (MINEPIA).

According to the Cameroonian authorities, the fishers were using nets which do not comply with the regulation in force in the country in terms of fishing. The fish caught in the vessel was sold to the public for consumption at an auction sale conducted at the Tiko Warf last 27 June, in the presence of the Divisional Officer for Tiko, Patrick Che Ngwashi, and the South West Regional Delegate for MINEPIA, Dr. Andu Walters Ndi.

Statistics revealed by the technical committee of the Regional Fisheries Commission of the Gulf of Guinea (COREP), shows that about 12 fishing vessels belonging to foreigners have been boarded and searched in 2015 off the Cameroonian coasts, for illegal fishing. 

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