Fishing

The blue economy

5 days ago - 16 August 2017 | Fishing

NAMPA/AFP Harvesting fish and shellfish from offshore farms could help provide essential protein to a global population set to expand a third to 10 billion by mid-century, researchers say.Suitable open-sea...

Esau recalls new fishing fees

1 week ago - 14 August 2017 | Fishing

Anglers across the country and borders were jubilant on Friday after fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau personally intervened and recalled the controversially steep fishing levies announced last month to widespread outcries.On Friday the minister's decision to...

Esau orders recall of new fishing fees

1 week ago - 11 August 2017 | Fishing

Fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau has personally intervened and recalled the controversially steep fishing levies announced last month to widespread outcries.Coastal permit offices yesterday already displayed a ministerial notice, announcing that permit prices had reverted to...

Coastal anglers still worried

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | Fishing

With Namibia now likely the most pricy recreational angling destination globally, with an annual fishing permit costing N$18 000, the angling community says it will continue to lobby the government to amend the new levies...

Daily fishing permits available

3 weeks ago - 28 July 2017 | Fishing

Recreational anglers can in fact opt to buy a daily N$50 fishing permit instead of a monthly N$1 500 permit, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources clarified yesterday.Following widespread confusion and outrage over the...

Fishing blues for anglers

3 weeks ago - 27 July 2017 | Fishing

Recreational and commercial anglers at the coast are facing serious hurdles after a sudden announcement by the fisheries ministry of steep price hikes of up...

Stormy seas ahead

1 month - 06 July 2017 | Fishing

The worst culprits responsible for the poor health status of Namibia's ocean and possible future job losses in the fishing industry, as well as the...

Crew abandons fishing vessel after fire breaks out

2 months ago - 21 June 2017 | Fishing

A fire broke out on a long line hake fishing vessel belonging to Merlus fishing company in the early hours of Sunday morning and the...

Compliance affects quota allocation

2 months ago - 29 May 2017 | Fishing

Fisheries and marine resources minister Bernhardt Esau has ascribed his resistance to release any quotas to the industry's non-compliance with requests for vital information by...

Esau in troubled water

5 months ago - 09 March 2017 | Fishing

A group of 44 environmental organisations has expressed alarm and denounced a decision by fisheries minister Bernhard Esau to issue a 14 000-ton pilchard quota...

Fisheries budget cut by 42%

5 months ago - 20 February 2017 | Fishing

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources' budget for the 2017/18 financial year has been cut by 42.3%.This was announced by the minister of fisheries...

Huge quantity of blacktail confiscated

6 months ago - 10 February 2017 | Fishing

Fisheries inspectors acted swiftly and detained one person with a huge quantity of blacktail in his possession during a routine patrol of the coastline on...

Fishing

Nets raise alarm

7 months ago - 28 December 2016 | Fishing

Public suspicion about the Chinese-owned trawler Ryazanovka's intentions is growing following recent evidence that its crew have been mending and readying large fishing nets.The Ryazanovka,...

'Employ them by 28 Feb'

8 months ago - 08 December 2016 | Fishing

DTA President McHenry Venaani kicked off the first phase of a national march against unemployment with an emphasis on and in support of seafaring personnel,...

Fisheries resist seabed mining

9 months ago - 24 October 2016 | Fishing

The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA) is to challenge the controversial issuing of an environmental clearance certificate for an offshore phosphate mining operation near...

SA corporations and NGOs call...

10 months ago - 17 October 2016 | Fishing

South Africa''s Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) is calling for a moratorium on all new and existing prospecting and mining applications related to bulk sediment seabed...

Etosha to retrench

10 months ago - 07 October 2016 | Fishing

Etosha Fishing Corporation has announced the retrenchment of 21 members of its 65 land-based workforce.Etosha Fishing managing director Pieter Greeff said the decision was not...

Amukwa hits back at Venaani

11 months ago - 09 September 2016 | Fishing

Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA) chairperson Matti Amukwa quashed any hopes of striking fishermen returning to their jobs or being re-employed.Amukwa further expressed disappointment...

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