Fishing

Heinaste crew appeal for help

1 week ago - 24 November 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFormer crew members of the Heinaste fishing vessel, which formerly belonged to Icelandic fishing company Samherji, have accused new owners Tunacor Fishing of side-lining them.Tunacor recently bought the vessel in a deal worth US$18...

Nghipunya 'running Fishcor' from jail

2 weeks ago - 16 November 2020 | Fishing

RONELLE RADEMEYERWINDHOEKThe board of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) says there exists 'anecdotal evidence' that the company's suspended CEO, Mike Nghipunya, is giving orders to managers from jail.Nghipunya was arrested in February after...

Seabird bycatch regulations need updating

4 weeks ago - 05 November 2020 | Fishing

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe Namibian hake fisheries have reduced seabird bycatch substantially; however, regulations need to be updated to ensure international best practices. Seabird bycatch is a serious challenge for the conservation and sustainability of fisheries....

NGO fears losses after quota allocation

1 month - 16 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKA Lüderitz-based community trust, Eshisha Development and Reconciliation Organisation, fears financial losses over a small fishing quota allocation after it participated in the recent auction spearheaded by the finance ministry.The non-governmental organisation paid N$75...

Fishcor

1 month - 09 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKThe National Fishing Corporation (Fishcor) has applied to be considered in the allocation of fishing quotas, and wants its status as the recipient of the ‘development objectives’ quotas restored.The application...

Kawana slams fishing's 'John Walkers'

1 month - 08 October 2020 | Fishing

ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDFisheries minister Albert Kawana has accused actors in the fishing industry of having become millionaires and leading luxurious lifestyles while their workers live in...

Seaflower boss blasts Kawana

1 month - 07 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Fisheries minister Albert Kawana has demanded evidence from fishing executives accusing him of favouring those close to him...

Search on for Fishcor acting CEO

1 month - 07 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe search is on for a new acting CEO at the National Fishing Corporation (Fishcor), after its former acting CEO David Ngalangi was removed...

‘Vetting’ delays fish quota allocation

2 months ago - 02 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe allocation of fish quotas to new rights holders is being held up by a verification process which tries to establish, among other things,...

Quota auction disaster

2 months ago - 01 October 2020 | Fishing

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKA series of schoolboy errors has led to a massive failure of the government’s recent fish quota auction, which netted the state a paltry...

Nghipunya's future at Fishcor under discussion

2 months 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...

Fishcor chair condemns Seaflower deals

2 months 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,...

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Govt wrestles quota mandate from...

3 months 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...

Govt threatened over fishing quota...

3 months 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...

Fisheries still not ready to...

3 months 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...

3 months ago - 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...

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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...

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