Fishing

'Missing' quota divides Fishcor, Seaflower

4 days ago - 24 February 2021 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAfrican Selection Trust (AST) chairperson Adriaan Louw has accused Fishcor board chairperson Mihe Gaomab II of being dishonest about a 9 000-tonne fishing quota allocated to a joint-venture company both have shares in.The joint-venture...

Govt under fire for selling Samherji vessel

1 month - 27 January 2021 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKLocal former minority shareholders of the Heinaste, a fishing vessel owned by Fishrot-embroiled Icelandic company Sahmherji, are challenging the decisions by the offices of the prosecutor-general (PG) and attorney-general (AG) to sanction the sale...

Fishcor fails to pay January salaries

1 month - 26 January 2021 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKEmployees at state fishing company Fishcor did not receive their salaries yesterday as expected, while portions of their December salaries also remain unpaid.Fishcor is at the centre of an investigation of the Fishrot...

New year, same old auction mistakes

1 month - 25 January 2021 | Fishing

MATHIAS HAUFIKUWINDHOEKTroubled state-owned fishing company Fishcor hoped to have secured N$33 million in an auction of fishing quotas whose bids closed on Friday, in part to help pay overdue salaries.The parastatal is on a growing...

Warmer Atlantic attracts unusual species

1 month - 15 January 2021 | Fishing

STAFF REPORTERWALVIS BAYDue to the particularly warm temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean off Namibia's coast (a balmy 24°C at the Mole on Tuesday) many more swimmers are seen in the water every day. However, along...

Namibian fisheries reduce seabird deaths by 98%

1 month - 12 January 2021 | Fishing

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Namibian Albatross Task Force is celebrating a major conservation success story after a decade of work with the country's fishing industry.A new paper...

Ocean protectors feel unprotected

1 month - 11 January 2021 | Fishing

MATHIAS HAUFIKUWINDHOEKOfficials in the fisheries ministry tasked to protect the country's rich fishing grounds are unhappy with the ministry's alleged disregard for their safety, saying...

Is Kawana using the ‘Esau Marine Act’ to allocate...

2 months ago - 21 December 2020 | Fishing

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana says he is using the Marine Resources Act 27 of 2000 to allocate fishing rights and quotas, and not the...

Ongoing quota allocations necessary – Kawana

2 months ago - 17 December 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana has denied allegations that he has shown favouritism to fishing companies close to him, saying whenever...

Fishing quota allocation '98% done'

2 months ago - 14 December 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFisheries minister Albert Kawana says the allocation of fishing rights to new applicants should be completed by February.Kawana said the process to allocate fishing...

Fishrot arrests: One year on

2 months ago - 04 December 2020 | Fishing

TOIVO NDJEBELAWINDHOEKIt's November 2019 and the country is gripped by election fever.The ruling party Swapo, in power since 1990, is seeking its seventh general election...

Heinaste crew appeal for help

3 months 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...

Fishing

Seabird bycatch regulations need updating

3 months 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...

NGO fears losses after quota...

4 months ago - 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...

Fishcor

4 months ago - 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...

Kawana slams fishing's 'John Walkers'

4 months ago - 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

4 months ago - 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...

4 months ago - 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...

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