Ban on explosives
Green Scenery made innumerable appeals in Newspapers including press releases and briefings before the event of May 1991 when the military seized power. With the onset of the military government, Green Scenery further wrote to the government expressing its concerns about the ramifications of dynamite fishing with little action from that government. Tirelessly the organization continued to advocate through media releases the need to eliminate dynamite fishing highlighting not only the environmental insecurity but human insecurity as well.
In the late 1991 at the height of rebel scares in Freetown, in the late hours of the morning, a massive explosion racked the Aberdeen axis of the city. Aberdeen is in close proximity to the military headquarters, Cockeril. The explosion instilled fear in the residents of the city and brought the military out to investigate the incident. Green Scenery seized the opportunity to remind the public and the government that such incident were one of the pointers to our concerns and called on the government to promulgate a law to ban dynamite fishing and other bad fishing practices. The law came into effect soon after placing a ban on all forms of “explosive and noxious” fishing methods.