Cooperatively promoting fish consumption

Two organisations intend to cooperate in convincing Namibians to eat more fish.

03 December 2019 | Fishing

The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Benguella Ski Boat Fishing Association (BSBFA) in Walvis Bay recently.

The MOU sets out supportive action steps to promote the consumption and distribution of frozen fish and fish products across the country. It contains a number of action steps contained towards ensuring this objective is achieved.

Under the MOU the fishing association will provide line fish species (such as snoek) to complement the NFCPT market needs.

The two parties will also agree on the pricing of line fish species to promote the consumption of fish provided by the fishing association to NFCPT.

Such pricing will be based on market factors as agreed on preferential pricing to ensure affordability.

The NFCPT will also support BSFBA with the transportation and cold storage of fish.

The two organisations further agreed to keep records and provide quarterly returns on fish distribution and consumption statistics. They will also uphold good governance systems and cooperate on product stewardship.

Audits in operations, distribution and sales of fish will be conducted annually and by an external party.

According to De Wet Siluka, the public relations officer of the NFCPT, the MOU relies on willingness and goodwill from the parties to beneficially support one another in the plight of promoting fish consumption and is an extension of the NFCPT's smart-partnership objective that aims at implementing programs together with the fishing industry.

“These programs are geared towards encouraging enterprise development in local fish trade and processing to ensure the availability of fish and fish in all corners of our country. They are further aimed at product diversification to meet the growing demand of our customers and broadly address extreme hunger, poverty and enhance nutritional security particularly among lower-income and marginalised households of our communities,” he said.

The NFCPT has 17 shops in 13 regions and a fleet of 8 trucks at its disposal.

“We plan to open another shop before the end of the 2020 financial year (March) in Otjiwarongo. The feasibility study has been completed and a suitable place was identified,” added Siluka.

Similar News



4 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 14 January High 05:59 Low 12:00 High 18:17 Low 00:12 Wednesday, 15 January High 06:46 Low...

Grumpy’s fishing report

4 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Fishing

Another excellent week of fishing for anglers along our coastline it was indeed. Vierkantklip really surprised everybody with some incredible catches? Monster fish...

Vangs van 'n leeftyd

1 week ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

LangstrandMin het Rudie Swartz geweet wat hy en ‘n vriend uit die water sou haal toe hulle Vrydag by Langstrand vir haaie gaan hengel het.In...


1 week ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

Tuesday, 7 January Low 06:48 High 13:13 Low 19:25 High 01:53 Wednesday, 8 January Low 07:35...

Grumpy’s fishing report

1 week ago - 07 January 2020 | Fishing

The year is not so new anymore. However, I want to start by wishing all fellow anglers tight lines and good catches for this year....

Kabeljou kraai koning op Henties

2 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Fishing

Hentiesbaai • [email protected] Familiegeleenthede was aan die orde van die dag en oudergewoondte het die Windhoek Draught Hengelbonanza weer op 26 Desember...


2 weeks ago - 31 December 2019 | Fishing

Tuesday, 31 December High 06:38 Low 12:33 High 18:46 Low 00:37 Wednesday, 1 January High 07:22 Low...

’n Halwe kabeljou aan die hoek

3 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Fishing

Swakopmund • [email protected] In baie gevalle is ’n halwe glo beter as niks, maar nie vir Chrisjan Potgieter nie. Dié hengelaar het ’n...

Grumpy’s fishing report

3 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Fishing

The coastal towns are full of friendly anglers that arrived from all corners of the country. However, fishing was a bit tricky, especially at Paaltjies....


3 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Fishing

Tuesday, 24 December High 02:11 Low 08:00 High 14:21 Low 20:31 Wednesday, 25 December High 02:53 Low...

Latest News

Genesa to wow the coast...

16 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Germany-based musician Genesa Handrick is the star attraction at the Welwitschia Music Production (WMP) Social Responsibility Day taking place at the...

Nuwe skooljaar begin

1 day - 16 January 2020 | Education

Swakopmund • [email protected] Opvoeding in staatskole loop aanhoudend deur weens begrotings wat aanhou krimp en klasse wat aanhou groei.Vir die direkteur van onderwys in...

“Tides of Talents” to commence

1 day - 16 January 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Tides of Talents group exhibition opening at the Fine Art Gallery on Friday (tomorrow), features contemporary works by young artists...

Gerugte van brandstigting onwaar

1 day - 16 January 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • Iréne-Mari van der Walt Met ‘n eenvoudige “onbekend” as rede vir die oorsaak van ‘n brand wat Saterdag ‘n huis op Swakopmund...

“Tides of Talents” to commence

3 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] The Tides of Talents group exhibition opening at the Fine Art Gallery on Friday at 10:00, features contemporary works by young...

Interne veranderinge by Orano

3 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Business

Swakopmund Orano Mynbougroep se bestuurende direkteur, Hilifa Mbako, beklee sedert 1 Januarie 2020 die rol van uitvoerende voorsitter ná ’n dekade by die maatskappy.“Hierdie...

Residents discouraged to vote at...

3 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Local News

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Returning officer Jeff Manale told members of the public not to leave larger areas like Kuisebmond or Narraville to vote...

Adri toor met koekversierings

4 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] As jong meisie was Adri Myall (42) reeds dol daaroor om koeke te versier en het aandagtig gekyk hoe haar tannie Mienie...

Nuwe hotel vir Walvisbaai

4 days ago - 14 January 2020 | Business

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Die City Centre Hotel wat in die hartjie van Walvisbaai se middedorp geleë is, het onlangs sy deure amptelik geopen.Plaaslike...

Load More