Trawlers must have vessel monitoring system – Ramsammy

-fishing boats need GPS by next year

In the wake of strident criticism over the spate of piracy along the coast, Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy yesterday said trawler owners will be denied a fishing licence unless they are in possession of a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS).

According to GINA, he said that in 2015, artisanal fishermen will have to be in possession of a Global Positioning System (GPS) in order to be granted a licence.

In recent weeks there have been attacks on boats which have killed several fishermen and left others missing and …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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