Fisheries trials fish trap net

National, Normal

The National, Friday October 11th, 2013

 THE National Fisheries Authority is piloting a trap net in East Sepik.

Officer in charge of the project Philip Sokou says if it works, it will be rolled out to other maritime provinces.

Sokou said the project would be going on for one and six months.

Consultation and awareness on the trap net project was conducted at Wom, Moem and Mengar villages.

“We conducted a face to face meeting and training with the fisheries provincial advisers of the maritime provinces,” he said

One of the biggest fish net manufacturing companies in Japan is engaged to facilitate the training on net sewing, mending, deploying, cleaning and harvesting to the local communities.

Sokou said trainers from Japan were conducting training.