Namibia’s new fishing vessel a boost to its blue economy

Namibia’s new fishing vessel a boost to its blue economy

Namibia has upped investment in its fishing industry with the welcome of “Oshiveli,” the country’s first brand-new fishing vessel built for Tunacor. The USD$13.8 million ship was built in Spain before arriving in Walvis Bay, where it is set to begin working at the end of December, according to the…

Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe make IUU shark fishing arrests

Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe make IUU shark fishing arrests

Environmentalists with the Sea Shepherd organization say authorities from São Tomé and Príncipe and Gabon worked with their marine conservationists to stop illegal shark fishing off the African coast. The fishing vessel Vema, flagged in Senegal but linked to Spain, was licensed to catch tuna but when the boat was…

Madagascar: Scientist helps to discover new sea current

A researcher from Madagascar, with his South African and French counterparts, has discovered the existence of a coastal current off the island nation’s coast that may lead to improved fishing and marine industry management. Work from their study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is part of a collaboration that includes…

China dismisses Amnesty report on Mozambique mining damage

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday disputed the charge that a Chinese mining company operating in Mozambique has violated environmental laws and harmed the lives of villagers in Nagonha, a coastal town east of Nampula City near the Haiyu corporation’s operations. “I want to point out that this organization…