Why Fishing is Dying in Nigeria

Piracy and robbery big factors.

Trawlers Owners: Why Commercial Fishing is Dying in Nigeria

John Iwori

Owners of fishing trawlers  have enumerated the factors responsible for the decline in commercial fishing in the country.

The owners under the aegis of the Fishing Trawl ers Owners Association of Ni geria (FTOAN) said apart from inconsistency in federal government  policies on fishing, the high cost of automotive gas oil, piracy and sea armed robbery have combined to frustrate commercial fishing in the country.

Giving an insight into the travails of fishing trawlers operators, the President of FTOAN, Mr. Akinsola Amire told newsmen in Lagos that the association was also worried about the fate that befall it if the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) make good its threat to quit it from its officially designated operational base situated at Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, Apapa, Lagos.

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Source: thisdaylive.com

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