Mauritania has submitted a report as part of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), aiming to achieve greater transparency and accountability in the nation’s fisheries sector.
In a press release, FiTI said Mauritania’s issuance of the report “marks an important step to enhancing the public availability of credible fisheries management information.”
FiTI is a global standard for establishing sustainable fisheries… Read More
Tanzania has signed a new agreement with International Fund Agricultural Development (IFAD) enabling the country to produce up to 25 million tilapia and 10 million catfish fingerlings annually.
The undertaking to produce the fingerlings at Tanzania’s 15 aquaculture development centers is a component of the USD 77.4 million (EUR 63.9 million) Agricultural and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP), an initiative to support rural households… Read More
South Africa’s Department of Fisheries has announced plans to revise its procedures for awarding fishing rights to both local and international entities ...
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Seychelles Fisheries Minister Jean-Francois Ferrari has called the delayed payment of compensation for the country’s seafarers working on European Union fishing vessels “disappointing.”
The minister blamed the delay of payments on the insistence of E.U. negotiators, who he said keep “asking for the same information in different formats,” Seychelles News Agency reported.
Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) said… Read More
Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources has signed an agreement with Middle East Scientific Equipment Corporation (MESEC) to design and develop electronic tracking systems for fishing vessels.
The initiative is a focal point of the Sultanate's efforts to streamline data collection from the country’s artisanal and industrial fishing activities.
Oman Fisheries Minister Saud Hamoud Al Habsi signed the deal… Read More
Global efforts to improve the management of fisheries through efficient collection and utilization of high-quality data have received a boost with a GBP 650,000 (USD 907,834 EUR 753,562) grant from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
The MSC grant, channeled via the Ocean Stewardship Fund, will help strengthen the at-sea fishery observer safety initiative, reduce unwanted bycatch, and improve fisheries’ harvest strategies and the… Read More
Qatar-based industrial biotech investor Gulf Biotech has signed an agreement with Danish sustainable protein firm Unibio Group, paving the way for the construction of a natural gas processing plant that will produce protein needed in the manufacturing of fish feed.
The use of natural gas-derived protein reduces pressure on the need for soybean and other imports considered critical in achieving food security but diverted into the making of… Read More
Namibia has started extradition proceedings for three Icelandic nationals suspected of involvement in the multimillion-dollar “fishrot” scandal that has shaken the country’s fishing industry.
Namibia Deputy Prosecutor General Ed Marondedze asked judge Christie Liebenberg to adjourn the fishrot case until the three Icelanders – Adalsteinn Helgason, Egill Helgi Árnason, and Ingvar Júlíusson –… Read More
Namibian President Hage Geingob has appointed Derek Klazen as the country's new fisheries and marine resources minister in a cabinet reshuffle announced on 22 April.
The new fisheries minister has been promoted from his former position of deputy minister of urban and rural development to replace Albert Kawana, who has become the new minister of home affairs.
Klazen becomes the third fisheries minister since the 2019 re-election of President… Read More
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the country’s fisheries minister to submit a memorandum on establishing a fisheries and aquaculture development fund in line with Fisheries Act No. 22 – nearly 14 years since it was first introduced.
The fund was initially proposed in 2007 when the Zambian government passed the Fisheries (Amendment) Act that focused on enhancing the involvement of riparian communities in fisheries… Read More