Chinese Fishing Company Booked for Smuggling Fish into Liberia
Monrovia – Chinese fishing company, Africa Zhong Sheng Hai, has been fined US$50K by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) for allegedly smuggling a whole consignment of fish on the Liberian Market.
Report by Henry Karmo, [email protected]
According to NaFAA press release, the operators of the Africa Zhong Sheng Hai fishing company on June 8, 2018 secretly offloaded huge consignments of fisheries products from Fishing Vessel Fu Hai Yu 6666 at the China Union BMC Pier, at the Freeport of Monrovia without import permit from the Fisheries Authority.
The quantity of consignment that was offloaded was 132.277 tons of fish products. According to NaFAA, the revenue intake that should have been paid by Africa Zhong Sheng Hai Fishing Company was not paid to government as required.
NaFAA said its latest action is in continuation of others actions taken against Illegal cold storages that have been uncovered and compelled to regularize their status before operating in Liberia by the new management of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority.
NaFAA management has the constitutional mandate to raise the needed revenue for the government of Liberia through the fisheries Section 10 .