Illegal fishermen invade Lake Ngami

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MAUN: Shortly after government imposed the fishing ban, Lake Ngami waters have now been invaded by illegal fishing.

In March government announced the suspension of fishing at the lake effective from March 1 to February 28, 2016. The suspension was instituted to solve environmental concerns at the lake, allow the finalisation of fishing regulations and for the development of the Lake Ngami Community Trust.

Hardly two months after the suspension, Mmegi is informed that some local fishermen with connections to Zambian fish traders are exploiting gaps in the security at the lake to fish illegally. On Monday Ngamiland regional Wildlife coordinator, Molothanyi Bolt Othomile confirmed that there is a worrying development of illegal fishing on the lake waters. 

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