PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
June 26, 2023
This is to inform the public that the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, (NaFAA) has temporally banned the production/processing of meun-meun or fermented/rotten fish produced within Liberian waters through the use of nets cast within the waters for several days geared towards fermenting the fish.
The Banning of Meun-Meun or Fermented/rotten fish takes effect July 1, 2023.
This destructive fishing methods drives fish species away from their locality thus resulting into fishermen traveling long distances in search of new fishing grounds.
This decision was unanimously reached along with fishing chiefs from coastal counties including the Liberia Artisanal Fishermen Association, (LAFA) and the Montserrado and Bomi Counties Collaborative Management Association, (CMA) after a three-day strategic meeting held at NaFAA’s technical office June 14-16, 2023.
Furthermore, the joint task force, comprising of fishermen and law enforcement officers from the government will ensure full compliance with this mandate. Anyone caught in violation will face the full weight of the law.
Lewis E.B Konoe
Communications and Media Services
National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority
Whatsapp Number (231) 770039589