Fishing resumed at Nangbeto

Monday, 22 November 2021 14:53
Fishing resumed at Nangbeto

(Togo First) - Fishing has resumed at the Nangbeto lake, as announced last Wednesday by the minister of maritime economy, Edem Kokou Tengue. The resumption after a three-month pause was imposed to let the lake’s fauna regenerate.

However, the ministry in charge urged concerned fishermen to abide by a set of rules like having a permit or authorization issued. The use of mesh nets or similar to mosquito nets, mahogany, bamboo, or toxic products, among others, on the Lake, remains strictly prohibited.

In Togo, more than 20,000 people work in the fishing sector and the latter contributes to about 4.5% of the GDP. Regarding the Nangbeto lake, around 2,000 fishermen fish there. In 2019, they fished about 3,200 t, compared to just 600 t seven years earlier.

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