2021 Fishery Fleet Closure Begins On July 1

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development together with the Fisheries Commission, have announced a nationwide closed season for fishing from July 1 to July 30 this year. The ban is mandatory on artisanal and inshore fleets, as well as industrial fleets as Fishing operators are expected to berth at all landing sites by midnight, on June 30.

2021 Fishery Fleet Closure Begins On July 1

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development together with the Fisheries Commission, have announced a nationwide closed season for fishing from July 1 to July 30 this year.

The ban is mandatory on artisanal and inshore fleets, as well as industrial fleets as Fishing operators are expected to berth at all landing sites by midnight, on June 30.

However, the Ministry and the Commission called on all fishing operators to comply with the directive.

A statement released by the Fishery Commission read “The closed season for both artisanal and inshore fleets and industrial fleet starts on 1st to 31st July 2021.”

“The Fisheries Commission will like to bring to the attention of all fishing operators to berth at port/anchorage or at the various landing sites before the end midnight of 30th June 2021.”

“The Commission, therefore, requests your fullest support in ensuring compliance with the 2021 closed season.”