New survey finds artisanal fisher failings in Eastern African

A selection of fish from the surveys

Source: Traffic

Traffic highlights the scale of unregulated and occasionally illegal-harvested marine species in nearshore waters

Increased management and law enforcement interventions are needed to ensure East African fisheries and the subsequent trade in their marine resources are legal and sustainable, according to Traffic, with its new report finding that the wide variety of species and the high proportion of smaller-sized fish landed and sold at sites across Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar are cause for concern.

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