Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Fishing vessel apprehended for violating fishing norms in Limbe

The “Yang I” was caught fishing in restricted areas near Limbe on June 27, 2016.

 A fishing vessel named Yang I, fishing in restricted Cameroon territorial water areas, was apprehended 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) on 24 June, 2016.

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.

The Divisional Officer told the press that “the vessel was caught violating the fishing norms as they were not only fishing in restricted areas but also using a compacted net that would catch even the eggs and the smallest protected sizes of fish thereby preventing regeneration and sustainability.

Fishing norms require that sustainability of fish in water be ensured, but their material carried everything in the water even the eggs such that if we leave the company to continue this process, in the next six months we will not have fish in the market, the Patrick Che Ngwashi explained.

“For this reason the fish caught in this process will be sold to the public and the amount paid to the State treasury” he went on.

He added that the illegal fishing nets used was officially destroyed and burnt. Mr. Che Ngwashi stressed that the company will pay a fine of 7 million FCFA to the public treasury according to the regulations in force adding that this would serve as deterrent to other companies of similar bad faith.


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