However, the deputy minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Abdallah Ulega said the government would not relent in the fight, noting that all surveillance centres will be provided with modern equipment. He told MPs that dynamite fishing was rampant along the country’s beaches but the trend has been reversed following several operations to arrest illegal fishermen. The ministry is implementing various strategies, including establishing surveillance centres at the great lakes, beaches along the sea and boundaries through the Multi Agency Task Team (MATT). Others include Operation Johari that was launched early last year as part of a regional crackdown on international unregulated and unrepresented (ILIU) fishing on the western rim of the Indian Ocean. It was undertaken with law enforcement agents from the Deap Sea Fishing Authority, the Tanzanian Navy and Multi-Agency Task Team (MATT). (…)