Friday, February 27,
Work with experts,
By ROBERT NYAGAH
Fishermen in Coast
Province have been challenged to take part in campaigns to
conserve fisheries and other marine resources by providing
guidance to experts involved in sea research.
continue to take a back seat and expect outsiders to study and
conserve our resources. We have a role to play as the owners of
these resources and can provide good guidance to academicians,"
a marine environmentalist said.
Mr Seif Athman, the
secretary general of the Malindi Marine Association, said that for
many years fishermen in Malindi and the Coast in general lacked a
forum through which they could address their plight.
The damage of
fisheries and loss of fishing resources, Mr Shaibu said, could be
attributed to failure by fishing communities to take part in
research and conservation efforts.
Addressing members of
Mwambao Fishermen Association, Mr Shaibu who is researching on the
damage brought about by trawling and poor fishing methods, called
for inclusion of the fishing community in licensing of fishing
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