Zambia’s Lungu calls for closer ties with Egypt to address fish deficit

Closer cooperation between Zambia and Egypt can help fill the two nations’ fish deficit, said President Edgar Lungu. “We have abundant fresh water, and yet we have a huge fish deficit. I believe we can learn from each other about enhancing fish production for consumption and export,” Lungu said during…

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Illegal fishing rigs a serious problem for Lake Kariba

Illegal fishing rigs are causing serious harm on Lake Kariba, shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe, resulting in dwindling catches in the vast man-made lake, says the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). According to FAO’s assessment of the fishing industry in the lake, a lack of monitoring and surveillance capabilities made…

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“Destructive fishing methods alarming” – Zambian traditional leader

A Zambian traditional leader, alarmed by the destructive use of explosives to fish, has called on government to intervene, especially because of an increase in the use of explosives. Chief Machiya, from Copperbelt Province, said so rampant is the use of explosives that he feared fish stocks will be completely…

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Fisherman dies after using explosives

Fishing methods are apparently becoming more extreme and a fisherman has died in an accidental explosion. The North-Western Province’s Commissioner of Police, Auxensio Daka, said Tebby Kafwebu (36) was fishing in Lunga River in Kasempa district. “The victim died after the explosive he was using to fish accidentally went off…

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