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MINISTER OF FISHERIES DECLARES 1ST-30th APRIL, 2022 AS CLOSED SEASON

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Emma Kowa Jalloh, has in a consultative meeting with key Stakeholders in the sector, declared 1st – 31st April 2022 as date for the implementation of this year’s Closed Season. Addressing participants which included members of the Artisanal Fishermen Consortium, Civil Society Organizations, Media and Sierra Leone Boats Owners Association at her Ministry’s conference hall, Youyi Building, Freetown on Friday, 25th, March, 2022, Madam Kowa Jalloh, welcomed the participants and thanked them for responding promptly to their invitation The purpose of the meeting, she said was to engage stakeholders and elicit their views...

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Consulting Services: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT (ESHIA) STUDIES

(Date of Issue: 18th March 2022) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST( READVERTISED) The Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone has allocated some funds to conduct an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment necessary for the development of fish harbor and ancillary facilities in Sierra Leone to enhance efficiency in the sustainable management of fisheries and marine resources The main objective of this assignment is to carry out the studies in order to obtain an environmental permit for the Construction of a fish harbor and export terminal with required infrastructure for fish processing, cold storage and support services, fishing vessels...

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MFMR Commissioned Two Surveillance Patrol Vessels

The ceremony Following six inshore patrol vessels launched last year for community surveillance, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources with support from World Bank has on Monday 27th July 2021 commissioned two additional vessels at the Joint Marine Times Committee (JMT) to intensify monitoring of the country’s territorial waters, and to curb Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. According to the Permanent Secretary of Fisheries and Marine Resources Mrs. Elizabeth H. Ellie, unlike the previous vessels that were bought by the Ministry Fisheries in collaboration with Ministry of Finance, the two vessels that were about to be commissioned were giving...

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