Tanzania: Blast Fishing in Tanzania – Proof of Failure By Law Enforcers

At the close of a two-day seminar on how to fight dynamite fishing, which was held in Tanga Region last October, it was apparent that the participants, including scientists, fisheries officers, police, magistrates, journalists and fishers showed were unhappy that dynamite fishing was still active along Tanzania’s 800-kilometre long coastal line. But they reached a consensus that the two neighbouring countries had succeeded in controlling the menace after provisions were introduced in their statutes treating dynamite or blast fishing more or less as treason – thus attracting heavy and deterrent penalties, including long jail terms.

Source: Tanzanian News