By: Mark G. Gray (Correspondent)
Sinoe County is expected to benefit from the construction of a hygienic landing site and post-harvest fishery facility for local canoes and local fishmongers in the county.
A post-harvest fishery comprises the activities that take place from the time the fish is landed or harvested until it is consumed. It embraces the marketing aspects of the supply, demand, preservation, processing, and distribution of fish and fish products.
National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) Director-General, Emma Glassco in a communication sent to Sinoe County Superintendent Lee Nagbe Chea has asked the county to provide a public land space not less than five Acres along the coastal belt of the county.
Madam Glassco in her communication to Supt. Chea stated that her institution intents to use proceeds to develop community fisheries infrastructure from a loan received from the World Bank Group in support of sustainable management of fisheries projects in Liberia. Madam Glassco, therefore, wants the county to act promptly to benefit from the loan.
Andrew Doe, head of NaFAA in Sinoe said the project will be a boost to the fishery sector in the county and will help thousands of people in the industry. He explained that if the project is realized, the facility will contain storage, landing site, and office spaces for authorities in the sector.
Mr. Doe then called on the local authorities to act speedily in obtaining land for the immediate start of the project.
“We are very happy to receive the communication from our bosses because this project is going to help us a lot and improve the fishery sector here in Sinoe,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sinoe County Supt. Lee Nagbe Chea has expressed delight and said the planned project will greatly improve the fishery sector in the County. Supt. Chea said: “I am so happy for this great news because this project is a great enhancement to the growth of the fishery sector in the county and we as leaders are doing everything possible in consultation with the port director to acquire the land as soon as possible.”