Liberia: NaFAA Continues the Japanese Outboard Engines Distribution in Montserrado, and Other Counties

Monrovia — The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, (NaFAA) in collaboration with the National Coast Guard and the Liberia National Police will shortly begin a three -month massive enforcement and compliance of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Development Law as it relates to the collection of the 2021-2022 fishing license fees and that of cold storage fees across the nine coastal counties of Liberia. The nine coastal counties include Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Kru and Maryland.

A Press Release from NaFAA is quoted as saying “the Compliance and Enforcement team will ensure within the three-months period that fishermen and cold storage Operators make full payment of their fees before going to fishing”.

According to the Director General, Hon. Emma Metieh Glassco, “the Compliance and Enforcement Team will not hesitate to make seizure or arrest of persons not licensed and fishing illegally in Liberian waters”.

She added that “the team will also close down cold storages operating illegally across the counties”.

Hon. Glassco emphatically indicated that absolutely, no fishermen will be allowed to go fishing without being in full compliance of their 2021-2022 fishing license fees as NaFAA Inspectors, the Liberia National Police and the Liberia National Coastal Guard will be patrolling the coastal waters and coastal communities.

Hon. Glassco is therefore “calling on Fishing Chiefs and Chairman of the Fisheries Cooperatives in the nine coastal counties to begin mobilizing fishermen to be in full readiness to comply by paying their 2021-2022 fishing license fees before heading for the waters”.