INCREASE IN FISHING LEVIES SUSPENDED

The Minister for Fisheries and Forests Hon Osea Naiqamu has announced the suspension in increase of all fishing levies paid to customary fishing rights owners.

In making the announcement, the Hon. Minister said this is according to paragraph (e) and (f) of Section 9 of the regulations of the Fisheries Act, Chapter 158.

Hon Naiqamu said that all payments are to be reverted back to the 2014 fiscal year fees with effect from today until further notice.A nationwide consultation will be held with stakeholders soon for an approved remuneration structure that will be suitable for each i?qoliqoli.

 

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