‘Stop illegal fishing’

STOP illegal fishing in private properties because it is against the law, Central province police commissioner Chola Katanga has warmed.
Mr Katanga’s warning comes in the wake of increased cases of people drowning in Mkushi farm bloc dams while on illegal fishing expeditions.
He said police had been receiving reports about people drowning in dams because of illegal fishing, a situation he said should be redressed.
Mr. Katanga said in an interview that the act was not only illegal but also dangerous which had resulted into loss of a number of lives.
He warned that those who would be found wanting would be dealt with appropriately.
“First and foremost, illegal fishing is an offence if they are caught they will be charged appropriately for fishing illegally. Secondly, it is dangerous because they may end up losing their lives,” he said.
Mr Katanga further urged settlers around the farm bloc to learn from previous drownings.


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