Marine Fisheries Regulations and Restrictions
Sierra Leone have introduced a range of new Fisheries policies and regulations including:
- Sierra Leone Fisheries law does not permit any fishing vessel to fish within 12 Nautical Miles of the Inshore Exclusion Zone or IEZ.
- Heavy fines and sanctions for violations of the Fisheries Act and Regulations (Administrative fines).
- Vessel monitoring systems (VMS) have been installed on all licensed fishing vessels providing 100% observer coverage on all fishing vessels.
- Management measures such as the fishing closed season is being implemented for industrial fishing vessels.
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