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๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—ก ๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—š๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—™๐—˜๐—— ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ

Committee on Delegated Legislation led by Chairperson Hon. Samuel Chepkonga (Ainabkoi), on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 received a briefing on key regulations aimed at streamlining the fishing sector.ย 

Principal Secretary State Department for Blue Economy and Fisheries, Ms. Betsy Njagi briefed Members on a number of proposed regulations touching on the Department.

ย The proposals included the Fisheries Management and Development (General) Regulations, 2024; the Marine Fisheries Regulations, 2024; and the Beach Management Units Regulations, 2024.ย 

Additional regulations reviewed were the Inland Fisheries Regulations, 2024; the Fish Levy Trust Fund Order, 2024; the Recreational Fisheries Regulations, 2024; the Fish Safety and Quality Regulations, 2024; and the Aquaculture Fisheries Regulations, 2024.

ย During the session, Members questioned Ms. Njagi on a clause in the Marine Fisheries Regulations that prohibits the public from catching more than five whole fish or more than five kilograms of fish per day.

ย "How practical is it to confine a fisherman to only catching five fish a whole day?" Hon. Chepkonga asked.

ย In support of the clause, the PS said it applies only to subsistence and not commercial fishing.ย 

ย "We established the five whole fish rule per day after thorough public participation. The number reflects the average size of the household," explained PS Njagi.ย 

She added that the regulation aims to protect marine fishery resources.

ย Members told the State Department to also develop strict regulations to guide the handling of fish, noting that current practices pose a health hazard.

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