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    16 November, 2010
Tighter measures against illegal fishing
 
Maputo, 16 Nov (AIM) - The Mozambican government says it is stepping up the fight against illegal fishing, an activity which results in huge losses to the country.

According to the deputy minister of fisheries, Gabriel Muthisse, the supervision of the country’s waters and control of illegal fishing has the support of several national and international organizations.

“Illegal fishing is a challenge we have to face”, said Muthisse on Tuesday. “In Mozambique we are improving the surveillance schemes”.

He was speaking to reporters during the 16th session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa (CIFA), held in Maputo on Tuesday, and bringing together delegates from 38 African countries and several international institutions.

The government is already creating an inter-ministerial commission to control fishing. It will consist of representatives of the Fisheries Ministry and other governmental organizations that operate in maritime affairs.

The commission will have to develop mechanisms to ensure that Mozambican waters are patrolled, and are not violated by illegal vessels.

Although there are no exact figures, the Fisheries Ministry estimates that about $35 million is lost annually due to illegal fishing in Mozambican waters.

Only three vessels are dedicated to fisheries inspection – two owned by the government and one on hire. In addition, there are fisheries inspectors positioned on shore in much of the country.
 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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