The outgoing National Fisheries Authority Managing Director, is appealing against political interference in the organization's operations.
Mr. Sylvester Pokajam who leaves after 12 years as the N-F-A head, says political involvement will only jeopardize a decade of hard work to raise the organization's level to its present stage.
He's further urged for the fishing licences role to remain with the N-F-A Board and not given to the Fisheries Minister, stating this could result in withdrawal of support for the industry by European Union and other countries and partners.
Mr. Pokajam is being replaced by his former Deputy, John Edward Kasu, who officially took over the reigns today.
N-F-A Board Chairman, Job Pomat has urged Kasu to continue the good work of Pokajam.