Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) has eased the limitations placed on weighing and purchasing of catches by local fishermen.
MIFCO recently limited the weighing and purchasing of fish due to its storage facilities in the south of the country have been heavily overwhelmed due to an unusually high fishing season. Moreover, these centers have reached their freezing capabilities and are unable to weigh fish catch properly.
However, MIFCO announced this Sunday that it has removed the previously placed controls on weighing and purchasing fish from local fishing vessels. MIFCO assured fast and strategic steps have been taken to solve the difficulties as they received several complaints from local fishermen.
CEO of MIFCO Ismail Fauzee speaking to PSM News said that around 15,000 tonnes of fish were purchased by April last year, while 22,766 tonnes were purchased in the same period of this year and about MVR 355 million has been paid to fishermen from those sales.