Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has today joined CS Blue Economy Hon. Salim Mvurya and other Governor’s in celebrating this years World Fisheries Day in Mombasa county.

This years event was marked in Mombasa County to celebrate the importance of sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world, to strengthen human rights for the small-scale fishing communities, to make a true difference in the working conditions of fishing communities and to eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Speaking during the event that was held at Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development project at Liwatoni, the Council of Governors Blue Economy Committee Chair Governor Issa Timamy, emphasized on the end to the violation of human rights within the fishing sector. He also highlighted on the council’s commitment towards tapping into immense opportunities created by fisheries and aquaculture towards offering crucial opportunities, creating employment, building strong coastal communities, and providing food security and nutrition to vulnerable populations.

World Fisheries Day is observed annually to raise awareness regarding fisheries and to advocate for sustainable fishing practices that preserve marine ecosystems and support the livelihoods of millions dependent on fisheries worldwide.

In attendance was Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Sharrif, Siaya County Governor James Orengo among others.


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