A sea of 185
01 July 2020 | Opinion
In total, 185 entities received fishing rights. Yes, 185 in a country of over 2.5 million people. One of the key functions of any state is to be a distributor of national resources and not a source of individual survival. Preservation of individual interest, as is with things like fishing quotas, is biased and serves a club of ultra-rich people who donate blankets to old-age homes in return. Citizens of a country with massively endowed territorial waters, such as Namibians, deserve more than just boxes of tinned fish and hand sanitisers. It was suggested elsewhere that fishing quotas be owned by the state, which must then sell them to interested fishing companies. This, of course, would not sit well with politicians who, according to public records, are the key beneficiaries of this dodgy scheme.