Several artisan fishermen within the coast of Freetown and surroundings are weary over the recent re appearance on tonnes of dead seaweed afloat the ocean that has destroyed many fishing nets at sea.
The disgusting seaweed clumps that wash up on beaches has prevented many local fishermen from doing their trade at sea.
According to a fisherman at Aberdeen Mohamed Kamara since the appearance of the sea weed it has distressed many fishermen to carry out their trade at the ocean.
He said there are thousands of tonnes of dead seaweed floating at the high seas and it is on its way to be a washed at the beaches of the coast of Sierra Leone.
He said during their fishing expedition they are unable to catch much fish as the nets ends up entangled with sea weed and after dragging their nets they end of up catching weeds instead of fish.
He said “I feel uprooted, like a mass of dead seaweed tossed here and there in the waves.”
The seaweed smells and deters potential beachgoers, a visitor of Lumley Beach told AWOKO.
However, beach cleaners have also been overwhelmed with the massive tonnes of seaweed along the beach and they are calling for assistance in the areas of logistics.
The National Tourist Board has also called for support towards the cleaning of the beach for visitors as at present the situation has become an eyesore.
Some of the entertainments spots at the Beach are also worried over the dead seaweed at the beach which is disgusting to many visitors.
Friday July 25, 2014