The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has directed the indefinite suspension of Premix Fuel supply to some Landing Beach Committees (LBCs) in the Central region.
The affected LBCs are British Komenda, Moree, Abandze, and Dago.
A copy of a letter from the national Premix fuel Secretariat, dated September 09, 2021, and sighted by Kasapafmonline.com said the decision to suspend the said LBCs is a punitive measure for light fishing and other illegal fishing practices perpetuated by fishermen in the enclave after the closed season.
“The National premix Fuel Secretariat and indeed MOFAD is aware that Premix Fuel, which is subsidized by Government funding is regrettably used to fuel generators for the illicit practice of light fishing.
“It would be recalled that Ghana was nearly sanctioned with a “yellow card” penalty by the European Union (EU) and continues to be at the risk of a potential “red card” which connotes an outright ban from exports of fish to the European market alongside other detriments should these illegal activities continue, aspects of the letter read in part.