After this year’s Closed Season concluded, fishermen and fishmongers at the Albert Bosomtwi Sam (ABS) Fishing Harbour in Sekondi reported an amazing fish catch.
“We have seen some sardinella, snapper, cassava fish among others, which is a positive sign that the season will be good,” Papa Kwansa Essuman, a boat owner, told B&FT.
He said after the ministry lifted the ban on fishing he has been able to make encouraging sales: “Within the last week I have been selling fish to fishmongers, some food vendors as well as individual, and this has been very encouraging”,.
He did point out that the majority of fishermen and boat owners are concerned about the irregular supply of premix gasoline since it prevents them from casting their nets farther out to sea.
“We can explore some other areas to get more fish, except for the exclusive zones. But if we do so and the premix gets finished out at sea, how are we going to get back?” he asked.
He appealed for government to have a conversation with the authority assigned with the sale and distribution of premix fuel to ensure constant supply.