Jul 15, 2020, 11:18 AM
These claims were made on certain social media platforms. Upon seeing this information, the Fisheries Ministry sent staff of the Department of Fisheries to go and verify the claim, only to find out that it was unfounded.
“The Ministry is aware of the importance of the creek, and the mangrove ecosystem in the regeneration of fish stocks and will not relent in protecting the fragile environment,” Minister Gomez vowed.
He pointed out that industrial fishing is regulated, and that fishing vessels or trawlers are not allowed to fish in the near shore because that is an infringement of the Fisheries Regulations 2008.
During a recent National Assembly session, the member for Kiang West, Fakebba N.L. Colley, requested for the Minister of fisheries to inform the Assembly the number and nationalities of fishing vessel operators that have illegally fished in The Gambian waters and were intercepted by The Gambia Navy since 2018.
The minister responded that from 2018 to date, a total of 32 arrests have been made involving 21 Gambians, two Senegalese, six Chinese and three Turkish registered fishing vessels.
He said the fishing vessels arrested were all legally authorised or licenced to fish in the exclusive economic zone but they violated the licencing conditions which resulted to the arrest.
By Fatou B Cham
Information Officer, Ministry of Fisheries
Winners of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), Mayor’s Challenge –Takki Fii were on Tuesday 2 June 2020 awarded D1 million at KMC Hall.
Agritech Enterprise, a Gambian-owned registered enterprise specialised in the supply of vast range of farm machinery, equipment and inputs on Thursday, 5 June, 2020, joined the ongoing crusade against the novel coronavirus (covid-19) by donating over 2000 face masks to the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema) for onward distribution to its project beneficiary farmers.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has predicted incidences of expected malaria increase as high temperatures, high relative humidity (above 60%) rainfall and thick vegetation cover provides conducive conditions for the survival of the vectors and development of the parasites as the country expects above normal rainfall.
State House, Banjul, 1st July 2020 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in consultation with the Ministerial Sub-Committee on COVID-19 and based on the advice given by the Health Experts’ Committee of the Ministry of Health has decided to extend the State of Public Emergency in The Gambia.
The case involving Musa Yalle Batchilly, an executive member of Gambia Action Party (GAP), who was charged with obtaining money by false pretence and fraud, commenced on the 27th July, 2020, before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.
World Food Programme (WFP), Thursday delivered a Toyota Prado and double cabin Toyota Hilux to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to facilitate the Agency’s Covid-19 coordination in The Gambia.