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September 26, 2018

State sets ablaze illlegal fi shing gear worth Sh1.2m in Kisumu

Fisheries department officials set a blaze illegal fishing gears worth Sh1.2million in Kisumu/MAURICE ALAL
Fisheries department officials set a blaze illegal fishing gears worth Sh1.2million in Kisumu/MAURICE ALAL

The government yesterday destroyed illegal fishing gears worth Sh1.2million in Kisumu.

The gears were impounded from fishermen in Nyakach and Nyando subcounties by fisheries department officers in Kichinjio, Dunga among other beaches in the county.

The operation was presided over by Nyakach subcounty fisheries officer Kevin Wamira and witnessed by a magistrate. The contraband were set ablaze.

The illegal nets are popularly known as “Omena Seine” and which are not recommended for fishing.

“We confiscated the nets during the patrol in various beaches of the Lake Victoria,” Wamira said.

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