Fishing

'Kawana forcing us into sex work, criminality'

1 week ago - 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 soon be unemployed and be forced to become sex workers...

Samherji was unprofitable, it claims

1 week ago - 23 July 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Despite revelations that Icelandic fishing company Samherji was complicit in the syphoning of large sums of money out of the country, the company yesterday claimed its Namibian operations were...

HAFA defends trade of restricted galjoen

1 month - 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 sell any fish species because they were given special permission...

Job cuts loom at Novanam

1 month - 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 information yesterday, saying that a statement would be released once...

Regions with fewest fish quotas revealed

2 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 from fishing quota allocations.He did not reveal the regions that...

New applicants get 53% of fishing quotas

2 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 holders - AG

3 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 job

4 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...

Fishrot:Nghipunya'scontract underscrutiny

4 months ago - 20 March 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWindhoekThe ministry of public enterprises has asked for a legal opinion, as it weighs its options regarding the contract of suspended Fishing Corporation of...

Russian company dumps Heinaste

5 months ago - 12 February 2020 | Fishing

Samherji's plans to sell the Heinaste fishing vessel to a Russian-linked company fell through following the vessel's seizure by the Namibian police last week. ...

Samherji offers olive branch

5 months ago - 07 February 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE Icelandic fishing company Samherji said before its divestment exercise is completed in Namibia, it would attempt...

Govt to fix 'Esau' fishing law

6 months ago - 28 January 2020 | Fishing

Acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana has confirmed that the government will be reversing amendments to the Marine Resources Act that gave his predecessor Bernhardt Esau...

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Fisheries federation wants assurances

7 months ago - 09 December 2019 | Fishing

The chairperson of the Federation of Fishing Associations Matti Amukwa says he would like to see acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana create stability following the...

Retrenched fishermen narrate ordeal

7 months ago - 06 December 2019 | Fishing

“My car was repossessed by the bank as I could no longer honour my payment obligations,” Sylvester Mbadi, a former employee of Namsov, has told...

Cabinet shoulders fishing quotas burden

7 months ago - 05 December 2019 | Fishing

Acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana will seek cabinet guidance on whether or not to proceed with the allocation of fishing rights, amidst fears the process...

Icelandic, Russian captains appear for...

8 months ago - 22 November 2019 | Fishing

JEMIMA BEUKES Icelandic and Russian fishing boat captains have appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court for illegal fishing in Namibian waters.Police...

Another Fishgate 'kingpin' falls

8 months ago - 21 November 2019 | Fishing

Fishcor board chairperson James Hatuikulipi has resigned from the state-owned fishing enterprise amid the ongoing fallout over an alleged bribery scandal involving hundreds of millions...

'We didn't go to the...

8 months ago - 20 November 2019 | Fishing

Attorney-general and acting fisheries minister Albert Kawana says the liberation struggle was never about self-enrichment, while strongly hinting at the betrayal of those who are...

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