NGO fears losses after quota allocation

16 October 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGE

WINDHOEK



A 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$75 000 in monies collected from its members and said the quota allocation and an insufficient fishing season could result in losses for its members.

The trust wrote to fisheries minister Albert Kawana, expressing its fears of possible collapse. In the letter, managing director Sakaria Kandenge explained that it was not a fishing company nor had it been involved in the fishing industry before.

“We have been trying to find a commercial operator in Namibia who would be able to assist with the catch and onward processing. We have attempted to contact smaller fishing companies as well as national entities such as those operating under the Fishcor agreement,” he wrote.



'Too small for business'

“Most of them are saying our quota allocation is too small for business and our catching period left is too short,” he added.

The fishing season for horse mackerel ends in December.

Kandenge also sought advice from Kawana about utilising the quota to its full potential.

“Since five tonnes is a small amount relative to the catches that you are most likely familiar with, I am hoping you might be able to assist or advise us in how we could honour this small quota before it expires end December,” Kandenge wrote.



Extension requested

“It would be very sad to see the community's money wasted and hopes disappointed,” he added.

To meet the trust in its efforts, Kandenge requested for a bigger quota allocation from Kawana, which he said would save Eshisha from making any losses.

He also requested an extension of the fishing season, or for the trust to be granted a quota in the next season.

Similar News

 

NGO fears losses after quota allocation

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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'

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 CEO

3 weeks 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...

‘Vetting’ delays fish quota allocation

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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,...

Floodgates open for quota 'middlemen'

1 month - 02 September 2020 | Fishing

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe government has confirmed there is nothing holding back the winning bidders of its “governmental objectives” quotas from profiting by reselling the hake, horse...

Latest News

Agra recovers from dry profit...

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Business

A N$56-million increase in revenue from contracts with customers helped to boost Agra Limited's operating profit for its past financial year by nearly 7% to...

Okonjo-Iweala closer to making history

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Economics

Key WTO ambassadors have tapped Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the best pick to lead the organisation, but she was opposed by the United States. Washington...

How SME businesses can be...

1 day - 30 October 2020 | People

Johanna Kambala 1. Where to find tender opportunitiesThere are various procurement methods identified in the PPA, hence the type of procurement method will determine...

Going back to her roots

1 day - 30 October 2020 | People

Michelline NawatisesSybil Somaes is the managing director of Compli-Serve Namibia, based in Windhoek and has experience primarily spent in Namibian financial services. She was instrumental...

Saints and sinners

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Education

KENYA KAMBOWESHAMBYULearners at one of the top schools in the country, St Boniface College in the Kavango East Region, have described the school’s principal, Mary...

PDM MPs face the chop...

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Politics

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKSix Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) members are facing an exit from the National Assembly after the Supreme Court closed a matter in which the...

Tiaan Langenegger

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

YANDI DU PLESIS WINDHOEK While South African chef Tiaan Langenegger first made headlines in 2013 when he was crowned the co-winner...

The importance of domestic travel

1 day - 30 October 2020 | People

Michelline NawatisesThe property connoisseurs and award-winning travel bloggers, Lisette and Liselle So-Oabes, share their knowledge in a question-and-answer about travelling.The travel bug bit the two...

Bumper grape harvest expected

1 day - 30 October 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe strong growth experienced in the grape sector will not be sufficient to balance the effect of the weak performance of the livestock sector.Therefore,...

Load More