Mavis Hawa Koomson, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, has been captured on video locking up the sea near Keta in the Volta region, as seen in a video recorded on June 30, 2021.
The honorable minister can be seen in the video talking to some traditional leaders in the area who helped guide her about how to turn the key the right way.
The key was used as a symbol to mark the closed season for the 2021 fishing season beginning today, July 1, to July 31, 2021, for the artisanal and semi-industrial fleet.
Hawa Koomson indicated that this decision to close the season was based on scientific advice and consultation with various Fisheries associations in the country.
According to her, it is highly expected that this strategy will enable the sector to achieve the desired long-term objective of stock recovery.
The short ‘sea-locking’ ceremony was attended by the Awoamefia of the Anlo State, Togbui Sri III, the acting National Chairman of the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, Nana Joojo Solomon, and some regional chairmen of the council.
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