Approaching high of setbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy rain in latest weeks has prevented 60 aquaculture farmers from harvesting their manufacturing.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha on the Nationwide Fisherfolks Day, 2021.
A press launch from the Ministry of Agriculture mentioned that the occasion was held on the Georgetown Cricket Membership and aimed to recognise contributions by fishermen through the years. In keeping with Mustapha, “Through the years the Minis-try of Agriculture has been working to resolve lots of the points confronted by the fishing trade. Points like not having security nets for fisherfolk, financing our bodies being reluctant to supply insurance coverage protection to sure lessons of vessels, instances the place no critical makes an attempt have been made to have fisherfolks registered with the Nationwide Insurance coverage Scheme (NIS), amongst different issues are excessive on our agenda. These points have been mentioned and we hope to quickly have them addressed within the curiosity of all events concerned.”