Illegal fishing in Tana River county

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    The Kenya Wildlife Service officials have seized a fishing boat in Kipini area in Tana River county which was allegedly carrying out illegal fishing in the Indian ocean. The officials together with community members and Tana River county government officers managed to arrest one Salim Kolombo Tawfiq who was the commanding officer of the fishing vessel MV 5ZZB Roberto belonging to an Italian tycoon. The suspect awaits to be arraigned in court Police reports indicate that the ship MV 5ZZB Roberto belonging to an Italian tycoon was using a trawler which is a prohibited fishing gear.Kenya Wildlife Service officials together with locals and Tana River county government officers managed to arrest Salim Kolombo Tawfiq who was the commanding officer of the fishing vessel….. The trawlers are believed to destroy turtle habitats as they do not have a device that excludes the turtles. The vessel according to the police was found trawling in shallow waters of a depth of less than 15 meters in contravention of the Fisheries Management and Development Act of 2016…... Area residents said they were happy the vessel had been impounded and called on the government to completely ban trawling in Kipini saying it is harmful….ups….. Connect with KBC Online; Subscribe to our channel: https://t.ly/86BKN Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KBCChannel1 Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbcchannel1news Check our website: https://www.kbc.co.ke/ #KBCchannel1 #KBCNewsHour #KBClive