Fishing Industry

Fishing Industry

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast.Namibia's marine capture fisheries sector is exclusively industrial. The fishery targets mainly hake in deep water and monkfish, sole, snoek and kingklip inshore. The mid-water trawlers target horse mackerel, purse-seiners target pilchard, juvenile horse mackerel and anchovy.

The fishery sector contributes an average of 3.5 percent to Namibia's real GDP. It is administered by the. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. Throughout this section we will take a look at various contributors to the fishing industry and relevant news.

Namibian ex-ministers embroiled in fish scandal to spend New Year in jail

The former justice minister and fishing minister are accused of taking kickbacks from Icelandic fishing giant Samherjiin. Two former ministers and four others accused of taking bribes to offer fishing rights in Namibia’s biggest corruption scandal will see in the New Year from custody after a court ...
Andre Klynsmith Friday 27 December, 2019
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