The Namibian government has withdrawn the appointment of Paulus Ngalangi as the acting chief executive officer of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (FISHCOR) in a move that is likely to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
South Africa has announced measures towards substantially freeing the entire fisheries sector from stringent restrictions under the COVID-19 national lockdown as the country confirmed 32,683 cases with 683 deaths by 31 May.
A statement by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) said “all fishing, including recreational fishing, is permitted with the exception of charter fishing.”
The easing of restrictions comes… Read More
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused seafood prices in Africa to jump, both due to increased supply chain complications and due to inflation. Weakening local currencies have resulted in importers paying higher prices for foreign seafood.
While a negative in the short-term, that increase in price could eventually benefit local aquaculture operations in several countries, according to Skretting Managing Director for Asia and Africa Rob Kiers.… Read More
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global fishing industry has resulted in an erosion of performance for many seafood companies in Africa, with South Africa-based Premier Fishing & Brands Ltd. reporting a drop in its revenues and gross profit ...
Photo courtesy of Premier Fishing & Brands… Read More
The 2020 outbreak of the COVID-19 has jolted entire economies across the world, and Africa is no exception. The continent’s seafood industry is reeling from the effects of the pandemic, which has led to shutdowns of key regional and international supply chains. This disruption coincides with public and private efforts to increase the continent’s per-capita fish consumption, which is still considered low compared to the global… Read More
Climate patterns across various ocean regions have impacted the production, survival, and performance of fish, fisheries, and aquaculture – which in turn directly impacts the populations that rely on the resource for a living.
A new report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in partnership with French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD France), says the events of El Niño and La… Read More