Kandeh Yumkella Quotes on Fishing Industry

Currently, small-scale and subsistence fishing account for 85 per cent of the fish landed in Sierra Leone, and the industry has great potential to generate jobs and enhance food security, according to the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

“At present, there are two main constraints that are preventing the growth of the industrial fishing sector,” said the agency’s Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella.
Firstly, he said, institutions supporting the industry have limited human resource capacity, especially at the middle and junior levels of management, and the second challenge is the lack of local skilled labour, resulting in the reliance on foreign workers.