Ahead of government’s enforcement of the one month ban on inshore fishing, which takes effect next week, some fishermen along the coastline of Western Region have started migrating to neighboring countries to ply their business.
But Mr. Essuon said “By Friday, you won’t get even a hundred fishermen in these areas”.
“Taxi drivers and other people who ply their trade here will be out of jobs, mark my words…government should be ready for a rise in social vices because the unemployment will have a great impact,” he said.
Other fisher folks expressed their displeasure about the decision.
“I can’t stay here for my mother and siblings to starve because of some big men. If you like come here by 6th August, you won’t see a single one here,” one of them said.
Another fisherman said: “We are moving en masse. Some are going to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Abidjan. There, we will have our peace of mind to work”.
By Shirley Ewurama Smith|3news.com|Ghana