Kenya seeks harmonisation of maritime laws

2 weeks ago 53

Kenya has joined other Africa Union member states in seeking harmonization of blue economy regulations in the quest to ensure full sustainability and exploitation of the opportunities within the multi-Billion shilling blue economy sector Kenya is among the countries that have suffered from illegal fishing, ocean pollution and other maritime crimes perpetrated by foreign fishing multinationals that have threatened the sustainability and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. Acting director Africa Union inter Africa bureau for animal resources AU-IBAR Nick Nwankpa says Africa is endowed with great maritime resources and there is need to harness the resource potential in line with standardized procedure.The stakeholders say many resources have remained untapped within the African Maritime sphere adding that control and enforcement regulations that restrict multinational organizations from exploiting resources are important. They were speaking in Mombasa at the end of the conserving aquatic biodiversity in Africa Blue economy project.
Source : Kenya CitizenTV