Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Need to stop fishing expedition along Selou National park is underway
The government has banned with immediate effects all fishing expeditions which was taking place at along the Rufiji river confluence bordering the Seoul National Park in southern part of the country, the deputy minister for Livestock and Fisheries Abdallah Uledi has said. Uledi told Members of Parliament last week during its session of question and answers that, the decision by the government has come after having discovered that, there were some unscrupulous fishermen who sailed in their boats along and enter with firearms at the park and indiscriminately killed animals. In view of this, however he noted that, the government has issued a directive and required all fishermen to carry on their fishing activities in dams which are far away from the national park. The deputy minister was responding to the question earlier raised by Kibiti legislator Ally Seif Ungando (CCM) who wanted to know measures taken by the government to protect the national park and the fishing activities done at Rifiji river in his constituency.