Port Louis: The Work Comblage Worry Fishermen

8 years, 9 months ago - August 15, 2013
The comblage lagoon, extending over an area of ??35 acres, parts of Bain des Dames, Les Salines, and Fort William to the reefs, concerned at the highest point fishermen of Port Louis. This work will begin in September.

The fishermen are against this project. For the president of the Union of Fishermen Judex Rampaul is synonymous with "pure and simple fishing community of Port Louis disappearance." He argues that "development can not come at the expense of families who depend on fishing for generations."
It does not rule out "the holding of a series of trade events in the port." The union president said "hold this information" following a meeting he had with the port authorities where the model works comblage was presented to him.

At a meeting on Monday afternoon, the social center Mary, Queen of Peace, Judex Rampaul mentioned the chaotic financial situation of fishermen. He regretted that fishing families "still live in poverty," while "Mauritius has a rich maritime zone with an area of ??2.3 million square kilometers. "

The President of the Fishermen's Union is "outrageous" that contracts be allocated to fishing vessels belonging to multinational employing mainly foreign fishermen, while "Mauritian fishermen are condemned to unemployment and are forced to do menial work ". He feared, he said, "an abuse of our fish resources by foreign vessels," hence his insistence on "the establishment of a Maritime Audit Commission to get an idea of ??our fish stocks."

Moreover, he insists that "Fishermen Investment Trust is managed by the children of fishermen who have a university education." Note that the Mauritius Ports Authority recalled through his press service, it is engaged in discussions with fishermen to find "Mutually acceptable solutions." 

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