Watch: Mozambique loses $2.5bn per year to illegal logging - Official
The inspectorate of the Provincial Directorate of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries of Sofala has seized a large number of fishing nets being sold at a commercial establishment owned by a citizen of Asian origin in the city of Beira.
César Mapossa, Chief Inspector of the Fisheries sector in Sofala, says the arrest results from a complaint made by people who had witnessed the sale of nets whose characteristics do not comply with the law.
Mapossa said the owner of the commercial establishment would be fined for the infringement. The owner said the product was imported from China but he did not know that the sale of nets with these specifications was prohibited in Mozambique.
Also seized were traps, also not allowed in Mozambique. An investigation into how the nets entered the country is now under way.Source: Miramar
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