“Shoreline pollution, IUU fishing must end, but who takes forefront responsibility?” fishing trawler owner Orakwusi, asks
travel out. They attend meetings abroad. We are signatories to a lot of conventions. What is happening? How are those people monitoring effectively their domain? These are issues that we must bring to the table.”
dangers to public health among locals within the coastline. “To start with, to fish in polluted environment is a huge issue to our health. To also have a shoreline that is highly polluted, it has consequences on our health. The issue of resource, I mean, that should be secondary.
enlighten our people, educate even the young ones, about what the ocean is all
about,” she said.
resources from all the criminality going on out there. Who is monitoring? Africa loses in billions of dollars annually to the activities of poachers. We all know this. It is not only sea piracy that goes on there. We have the activities of the poachers, we have people stealing the crude oil. We have so many irresponsible criminal activities going on out there. We need effective monitoring.
cannot use a facility, platform, big ship that runs into millions of dollars to come and steal in their environment. So, you are dealing with mafia.