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President Sirleaf issues Executive Order No. Eighty- Four

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Partial view of Liberia's Fishery Industry
Partial view of Liberia's Fishery Industry

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No.84 granting autonomy to the Bureau of National Fisheries.

The Bureau has been a unit under the Ministry of Agriculture.

An Executive Mansion release issued on Friday, April 28,2017 said the move is in furtherance of the government’s intentions to begin the sustainably utilize the fishery resources.

The release further said it would enable the Bureau meet the demands and trends of the fishing industry, and reduces the government’s bureaucracy around the process of obtaining fishing license.

According to the release, government has initiated the process to pass a legislation to transform the Bureau of National Fisheries to an autonomous agency of Government.

The release said with the Government being aware of the lengthy process involved with passing such legislation, will institute an interim measure to ensure that Liberia begins the process of reforming its fishery sector.


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