Four African countries are among nine Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) members that have formed a new working group to explore options for supporting the seafood industry, and the wider marine fisheries and aquaculture industry in and around the Indian Ocean as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the regional economy.
During a virtual meeting on 23 June of the IORA Cluster Group on Fisheries Management, Kenya, Madagascar,… Read More
Somalia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has asked Iran to disclose more information on its fishing fleet’s activities in the Northwest Indian Ocean region after several of them were spotted in exclusive economic zones of Somalia and Yemen.
Somalia Fisheries Minister Abdilahi Warsame said there is increasing concern of illegal fishing in Somalia’s EEZ by foreign fishing vessels, the majority of which are from the… Read More
The Namibian government has withdrawn the appointment of Paulus Ngalangi as the acting chief executive officer of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (FISHCOR) in a move that is likely to delay a planned restructuring of the operations of the state-owned fishing firm.
Public Enterprises minister Leon Jooste said Ngalangi, who is also been the company’s general finance manager, is alleged to have transported a South African… Read More
Uganda and Tanzania have each reported increased fish production in the last three years, supported by improved enforcement of targeted fisheries and aquaculture regulations, tougher measures to curb illegal fishing, and the country’s efforts to address challenges caused by poor quality fish seed and aqua feeds.
Uganda and Tanzania share a border along Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the third largest by area in the world and… Read More
As Ghana continues with the gradual reopening of its economy after a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s aquaculture sector is hopoing for a quick resumption of normal operations. Jacob Adzikah, the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Aquaculture, told SeafoodSource the sector needs the recovery of local markets and the hospitality industry, which consumes up to 90 percent of all the harvested farmed… Read More
Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is proposing an overhaul of the current fishing rights awarding system to ensure transparency and accountability, as the country’s seafood industry seeks to shed off a lingering image of corruption and opacity in allocation of the fish harvesting quotas.
Fisheries Minister Albert Kawana, who was recently confirmed to his position, replacing his predecessor Benhard Esau, said… Read More