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Madagascar: New regulatory code on fishing activities in the Island

Some weeks after the opening of shrimp fishing in Madagascar last month, the Ministry of fisheries and fishery resources recently decided to review the fishing code in force in the island.
The main measure aims to enforce the new legislation beyond the single shrimp with now several sectors activities fishing, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
"The Department has developed a new code because that applied currently concerns rather the shrimp industry. However, new activities come to see the day as the Red alga culture and breeding of sea cucumbers, among other things, and there is no code that governs these sectors or their conservation" said Sylvain Manoriky, the Minister of fisheries and fishery resources in Madagascar.
Government authorities are also planning to develop the fishing industry in the island and have already called for outside firms for this purpose for their installation in Madagascar.
As a reminder, according to the latest figures disclosed by the fish health authority (HSA), shrimp fishing in Madagascar has experienced a slight decline, from 3.113 to 3.038 tons between 2012 and 2013.

Antso Rajaona

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