Kenya’s Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy recently picked local seafood processor and exporter CEER Processing Limited as the preferred contractor to develop the delayed Liwatoni Fisheries Complex in the coastal city of Mombasa.
The project has been marred by graft allegations from Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), which launched investigations into claims of procurement law violations… Read More
After years of investigations by non-governmental organization Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), the government of Oman has removed the ISRAR fleet from its registry of fishing vessels due to its alleged involvement in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The delisting was supported by EJF’s documentation of the fleet’s illegal fishing activities with Omani state officials, which found "the documentation… Read More
Credit Suisse Securities Europe, a subsidiary of Zürich, Switzerland-based global investment bank and financial services firm Credit Suisse Group AG, has agreed to pay USD 22.6 million (EUR 22.1 million) in restitution to 18 investors who were defrauded in what anti-corruption experts called “the most-egregious corruption offense of the decade” …
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Cape Town, South Africa-based Oceana Group has selected Mazars to serve as the company’s new external auditor, and also announced mixed results in terms of production volumes …
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced it plans to award subsidies to its fishing sector, just weeks after the World Trade Organization finalized a deal to end fuel subsidies to help reduce overfishing.
The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment has partnered with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the Emirates National Oil Company to launch the subsidy scheme to help the country’s fishermen deal with… Read More
The Saudi Fisheries Company (SFC) has fired its CEO after suffering significant losses ...
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The Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangement (CFFA) said it has doubts regarding the credibility of a recent report showcasing the progress made by the small pelagics fishery improvement program (FIP) in Mauritania.
The CFFA describes itself as a platform of NGOs based in Brussels, Belgium, that "documents the development and environmental impacts of European Union, African, Caribbean, and Pacific states' fisheries relations on… Read More
Iran’s seafood exports increased by 19 percent to 166,000 metric tons (MT) over the 12-month period ending in March 2022, according to State Fishery Organization (IFO) Head Hossein Hosseini …
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Namibia has unveiled new voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of the country’s small-scale fisheries as the country begins implementing its National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF) – a plan that has been under development for the past two years.
The guidelines, which have been developed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization… Read More
Cape Town, South Africa-based seafood company Oceana Group has dismissed its chief financial officer, Hajra Karrim, with immediate effect, alleging gross misconduct, continuing a string of shake-ups in its executive suite.
Karrim has been suspended since early February 2022, and a statement by the company's board of directors said her termination “results from the completion of a disciplinary procedure that resulted in her… Read More