Fisheries keeping score

All fishing right holders will be required to fill out a questionnaire measuring their performance every year to determine the amount of fishing quota they will be allocated.

03 December 2018 | Fishing

Bernard Esau, minster of fisheries; “Many existing right holders consider their current quota allocation levels as an entitlement.”

Jessica Botes

Regulations governing the implementation of a measurable criteria (scorecard) for allocating fishing quotas will be gazetted and implemented by the ministry of fisheries and marine resources within the next six months.

The scorecard for allocating fishing quotas will be the yardstick by which all fishing right holders’ performance will be measured and their quota determined.

“Every year, right holders are required to submit some information to the ministry of fisheries and marine resources, which is used in determining the amount of quota allocated to them,” said the minister of fisheries and marine resources, Bernard Esau, in his ministerial statement on the scorecard.

According to him this process is complicated because quota allocation to the initial right holders after independence was not aligned to a measurable criterion.

“Many existing right holders consider their current quota allocation levels as an entitlement, and hence find it difficult to accept a reduction in their quotas, especially when new right holders are added to a particular fishery,” he said.

In an effort to have a transparent and predictable determination of fishing quota amounts for each right holder, the ministry started working on the scorecard based on the established Marine Resources Act two years ago.

“The scorecard is therefore not some new criteria, as it is already established in the Act. Rather, this scorecard introduces measurability to already existing criteria,” said Esau.

According to Esau this scorecard has been incorporated into a questionnaire to be filled annually by all right holders. It has been tested in the industry over a period of 12 months and contains measurable factors which, once completed by right holders, can be used to measure their performance. The performance is measured as a percentage score which can be used to determine how much quota each right holder should be allocated.

“I submit that the implementation of this scorecard will give meaning to the urgent need to ensure that our fisheries benefits all Namibians, and that there is genuine empowerment of Namibians in the fisheries through ownership, and ability to exercise their rights.

“I further submit that the scorecard does not discourage foreign investments in our fisheries but seeks to encourage genuine partnerships in the fishing industry, whilst protecting the legitimate right of Namibians to control ownership of fishing rights,” said Esau.

Similar News

 

YOUR TIDES

4 days ago - 23 June 2019 | Fishing

Sunday, 23 June High 07:04 Low 12:56 High 19:41 Low 01:47 Monday, 24 June High 07:55 Low...

Grumpy’s fishing report

4 days ago - 23 June 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy Gramowski • Outdoor Centre A couple of huge steenbras of up to a massive 15 kg in weight have been caught over the...

TIDES

1 week ago - 17 June 2019 | Fishing

Sunday, 16 June High 02:39 Low 08:47 High 15:10 Low 20:58 Monday, 17 June High 03:18 Low ...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 week ago - 16 June 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy - Gramowski Outdoor Centre The third edition of the Interclub Angling Competition was held at Black Rock last weekend . The area targeted for...

Fighting illegal fishing hands on

2 weeks ago - 09 June 2019 | Fishing

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) owns and operates Ocean Warrior as a research, survey and patrol vessel. The organisation is a direct action marine conservation...

Grumpy’s fishing report

3 weeks ago - 02 June 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy Gramowski - Outdoor Centre Before I go ahead with the catches, anglers should kindly take note that the salt pan close to Swakopmund is...

Blue economy under spotlight

1 month - 26 May 2019 | Fishing

Swakopmund Fisheries and marine resources minister Bernard Esau called on the University of Namibia (Unam), the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) and other...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 month - 26 May 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy Gramowski • Outdoor Centre What an eventful week of fishing it has been, with many reports of galjoen and blacktail being caught. Dries...

TIDES

1 month - 26 May 2019 | Fishing

Sunday, 26 May Low 02:42 High 08:49 Low 14:49 High 21:43 Monday, 27 May Low 04:11 High...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 month - 20 May 2019 | Fishing

Grumpy Gramowski • Outdoor CentreCatches fluctuated during the past week. Reports received from the ski boat owners and crew members were far from exciting,...

Latest News

TIDES

13 hours ago | Others

22 December - ThursdayLow 03:57 High 10:37 Low ...

Pronk wins silver medal at...

3 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Sports

ContributedSwakopmund-based karateka Suzelle Pronk (27) made Namibia proud with a silver medal winning performance for senior female kata at the 1st African Beach Games which...

Elite cricket training squad announced...

3 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Sports

Cricket Namibia released the names of members of the elite men’s squad for the 2019-2020 season. Captain Merwe Erasmus will lead the team consisting...

Namibia is surprise package at...

3 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay - Adolf KaureNamibia’s leading soccer player agent, Collin April, says the Brave Warriors will surprise a lot of people at the 2019 CAF...

Kudus slaughtered ...

3 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Sports

Narraville - Adolf Kaure Wanderers ran amok in Narraville and defeated Kudu Rugby Club (KRC) 60-31 in a Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) Premier...

# namibiabeactive

3 days ago - 24 June 2019 | Sports

Nedbank Citi Dash organiser Patrick de Goede (in red shirt) confirmed that the number of participants at this year’s event were just shy of 2500....

Maak reg vir die Hentiesfees

4 days ago - 23 June 2019 | Events

Hentiesbaai • Otis Finck Die Hentiesfees 2019 vind hierdie jaar weer oor 'n langnaweek plaas, op 23 en 24 Augustus, by die sportgronde van...

Swakopmund is town of the...

4 days ago - 23 June 2019 | Local News

The coastal “popular holiday destination” town of Swakopmund became Namibia's second reci­pient of the coveted kykNET Kwêla Town of the Year competition title.Henties Bay won...

Progress for Narraville shack dwellers

4 days ago - 23 June 2019 | Infrastructure

Narraville - Otis Finck The chairperson of the Narraville-based Namibian Shack Dwellers Federation (NSDF) network, Francisco Maree, says things are finally starting to happen...

Load More