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Department of Fisheries Seizes 8 Nets

On Lake Tanganyika, the Department of Fisheries in Mpulungu has seized eight illegal fishing nets.

The nets were seized over the course of the previous three days while the department was patrolling Lake Tanganyika, according to MPUNDU NG’ANDWE, the district’s coordinator for fisheries and livestock.

The action, according to Mr. NG’ANDWE, is intended to reduce the use of illegal fishing.

He notes that there are now more fishermen on Lake Tanganyika and adds that the ongoing use of improper fishing equipment is reducing fish populations.

Additionally, Mpulungu District Commissioner GEHARD SIKAZWE ordered the department to stop using inappropriate equipment while also stepping up patrols.

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