May 24, 2018 by admin
The Director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), Emma Metieh-Glassco has departed Liberia for Madrid, Spain to attend a joint European Union and African Project meeting. While in Europe, Madam Glassco will participate in the Last Science-Policy Session of PREFACE International Conference on Ocean, Climate and Ecosystem. According to a dispatch, the conference […]
The Senior Management and staffs of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) extend congratulations and best wishes to Hon. Emma Metieh-Glassco, Director General, on the occasion of her Birth Anniversary. NaFAA wishes you unending joy, and hopes that your deepest wishes and dreams come to pass as you celebrate this unique day of […]
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has observed with grave concern that some local and International Non-Governmental Organizations are in the habit of implementing Fisheries and Fisheries related Projects without the consent of the institution. In conformity with the Act that created NaFAA, ALL Fisheries and Fisheries related Projects MUST be implemented in consultation […]
Artisanal Fisheries are a key sector of marine capture fisheries in Liberia, providing food and livelihoods to coastal communities throughout the country. Recent surveys indicate that there are approximately 3300 canoes and more than 11,000 fishers operating actively from 114 fish landing sites along the 579-kilometer coastline. The artisanal fleet comprises the indigenous Kru canoe (1–3 person crew), operated by Kru fishermen using paddles or sail...
An industrial fishery is sometimes defined as a fishery for non-food purposes. However, it more generally refers to the high level of technology, investment, and impact it brings to a fishery. These fisheries, with few exceptions in marine fisheries, use big boats that are equipped with technology capable of efficient, giant catches.
Freshwater bodies cover 15,050 km² (14%) of the total area of Liberia. These include rivers, lakes, lagoons, creeks and streams that drain to the Atlantic coast. Inland fisheries contribute approximately 25% of fish consumed by rural dwellers...