Fishing

Esau launches fishing strategy for next five years

1 week ago - 04 December 2017 | Fishing

WALVIS BAY – Namibia’s N$1.3 billion fishing strategy for the next five years was launched last week.According to Bernhard Esau, the minister of fisheries and marine resources, the document was developed by staff at the...

Fishing needs private sector help

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2017 | Fishing

The private sector has been requested to make resources available to enable Namibia to utilise fishing opportunities available beyond its jurisdiction.This refers to an area in the South East Atlantic Ocean managed by the South...

Scientist says pelagic fisheries diminishing

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2017 | Fishing

WALVIS BAY – Chances are high that pelagic fisheries will diminish along the Atlantic coast of Africa, a scientist has concluded. Pelagic includes small fish such as sardines and herrings as well as bigger fish...

Fishing levy abolishment to remain

2 months ago - 15 September 2017 | Fishing

The decision to reverse the implementation of the increased recreational angling levy will remain in place until public consultations are completed.Fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau made the assurance this week when he opened the first consultation...

The blue economy

3 months 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

3 months 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...

Esau orders recall of new fishing fees

4 months 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...

Coastal anglers still worried

4 months 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...

Daily fishing permits available

4 months 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...

Fishing blues for anglers

4 months 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

5 months ago - 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

5 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...

Fishing

Esau in troubled water

9 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%

9 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

10 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...

Pilchards supply to remain steady

10 months ago - 08 February 2017 | Fishing

The supply of pilchard in the local market will remain steady, even though catches reduced over the past two years.Confirming the sustainability to Nampa on...

Nets raise alarm

11 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'

1 year - 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,...

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