9 fishermen facing prosecution for attacking FEU personnels – Hawa Koomson

Nine fishermen from Shama and Abusei, all in the Western Region are currently being prosecuted at the Sekondi Circuit Court.

The nine are being prosecuted by the court for attacking personnels of the Fisheries Enforcement Unit (EFU).

This was made known by the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson at the Press Conference on the Outcome of the 2021 Closed Fishing Seasons.

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The Minister indicated that, the Fisheries Enforcement Unit undertook both sea and land (port and beach) patrols to enforce the observance of the closed season during the period.

The EFU had so far, seized 3 generators and light fishing equipment from artisanal fishermen at Tema Canoe Beach, 7 generators and light fishing equipment from artisanal fishermen at Ada; and 25 generators and light fishing equipment from artisanal fishermen at Sekondi.

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The nine were said to have attacked the EFU personnels in October 2021 and are currently facing prosecution for their conduct.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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