5 193 Fishing quota applications received

5 193 Fishing quota applications received
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A total of 5 193 applications for fishing quotas have been submitted for approval to the Fisheries and Marine Resources Ministry across the country.
An evaluation committee will be set up within two weeks to verify the legitimacy of documents, compliance with the law and fish species applied for.
The names of all applicants will subsequently be published to allow for any complaints or omissions.
That was announced by Fisheries Minister Bernhardt Esau during a media briefing Wednesday.
Evaluators will be screened by the Anti-Corruption Commission to enhance transparency, fair play and the rule of law.
The Khomas Region tops the list of applicants with 4 013, followed by Erongo with 661 and Oshana with 110.
The regions with the least applicants are Oshikoto with 18 applicants, followed by Kavango West with 23 and Omaheke with 25.
Esau said all successful applicants will be notified by December this year.
However, the minister warned that not all applications will be issued fishing right quotas due to the scarcity of fish species.
Esau said there are approximately between 90 and 120 fishing rights or quotas available.