Fishing

Nghipunya's future at Fishcor under discussion

2 days ago - 16 September 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe future of suspended National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) CEO Mike Nghipunya is currently under discussion, board chairperson Mihe Gaomab II has informed Namibian Sun.Nghipunya and former fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau, former justice...

Fishcor chair condemns Seaflower deals

1 week ago - 10 September 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe newly appointed board chairperson of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia, Mihe Gaomab II, has condemned agreements entered into by the company's subsidiary, Seaflower Pelagic Processing.Seaflower Pelagic was established under an agreement between...

Floodgates open for quota 'middlemen'

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe government has confirmed there is nothing holding back the winning bidders of its “governmental objectives” quotas from profiting by reselling the hake, horse mackerel and monk fishing rights.Finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi announced last...

Govt wrestles quota mandate from Fishcor

3 weeks ago - 25 August 2020 | Fishing

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKGovernment has to find a transparent and credible system to replace the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) as the beneficiary of its “development objectives” fishing quotas, as the parastatal finds itself the...

Govt threatened over fishing quota auction

3 weeks ago - 24 August 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe People's Litigation Centre (PLC) has threatened to drag the fisheries ministry to the High Court to review a decision by minister Albert Kawana to auction off government's “development objectives” fishing quotas to the...

Fisheries still not ready to reveal new quota holders

4 weeks ago - 20 August 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe process of allocating the country’s sought-after fishing quotas has still not been completed, despite previous pronouncements by fisheries minister Albert Kawana that 81...

Govt eyes over N$300m from fishing quota auction

1 month - 19 August 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe ministry of fisheries is expecting upwards of N$300 million from the auctioning of “governmental objectives” fishing quotas that had been previously been dished...

Samherji begs for release of seized vessel

1 month - 14 August 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKIcelandic firm Samherji, which is at the centre of the Fishrot bribery scandal, has asked Namibian authorities to release its fishing vessel Heinaste, which...

Fishing quota auction storm grows

1 month - 14 August 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKGovernment's decision to auction off its fishing quota, and then use the proceeds to finance its efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing...

Govt quota auction sparks 'second Fishrot' fears

1 month - 11 August 2020 | Fishing

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYFishing industry players are worried that the country will be plunged into another Fishrot scandal if the government auctions its fishing quotas for...

'Feed the hungry with fish'

1 month - 06 August 2020 | Fishing

ADOLF KAURESWAKOPMUNDCommunity activist and member of the Swakopmund Citizens Association (SCA), Jade McClune, recently urged the government to donate fish parcels to every Namibian household...

'Kawana forcing us into sex work, criminality'

1 month - 24 July 2020 | Fishing

OTIS FINCKWALVIS BAYEmployees at a Walvis Bay fish factory are begging fisheries minister Albert Kawana to hand the company a fishing quota or they will...

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HAFA defends trade of restricted...

2 months ago - 23 June 2020 | Fishing

ADOLF KAURE SWAKOPMUND The board chairperson of the Hanganeni Artisanal Fishing Association (HAFA), Claudius Ikera, says their members are allowed to catch and...

Job cuts loom at Novanam

3 months ago - 16 June 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKJob cuts are expected at NovaNam after the fishing company had its quota reduced.The company’s MD, Edwin Kamatoto, was not willing to give any...

Regions with fewest fish quotas...

3 months ago - 01 June 2020 | Fishing

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana last Friday said he has discovered that Zambezi, Omaheke and the two Kavango regions have systematically benefitted the least...

New applicants get 53% of...

3 months ago - 29 May 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKEighty-one old fishing right holders have been handed new fishing quotas, while...

Don't penalise old fishing rights...

5 months ago - 08 April 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe attorney-general has advised fisheries minister Albert Kawana that old fishing rights holders should not be discriminated against when new rights are issued.Kawana recently...

Samherji’s Fishrot boss back on...

5 months ago - 01 April 2020 | Fishing

CATHERINE SASMANWINDHOEKThe Icelandic company implicated in the Namibian Fishrot scandal, Samherji, last week announced that its disgraced former CEO, Thorsteinn Már Baldvinsson, would return to...

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