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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