SAGA Seafood Namibia to cease operations on account of lack of fishing quotas

NAMIBIA – SAGA Seafood Namibia, the operating company for Icelandic fishing company Samherji in Namibia is set to close its operations at Walvis Bay. Last month the company announced it would cease operations at the […]

1K1V completes recapitalization of Lesotho based aquaculture company SanLei

LESOTHO – One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V), a private family capital fund backed exclusively by industry-leading families from around the world, has announced the successful recapitalization of SanLei, its specialist aquaculture portfolio company headquartered […]

Rwanda bans importation of tilapia fingerlings to prevent virus spread

RWANDA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) of Rwanda has banned the importation of tilapia fingerlings after tilapia lake virus (TiLV) disease was identified in various countries. The virus affects both wild […]

Government partners with local varsity to open fish hatchery

KENYA – The Uasin Gishu County Governmet in Western Kenya has opened a Sh10m (US$99, 100) fish hatchery in partnership with University of Eldoret. The Chief Officer for Fisheries, Victoria Tarus revealed that hatching had […]

Seychelles and the European Union to sign new fisheries agreement

SEYCHELLES – A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between Seychelles and the European Union (EU) is expected to be signed during the second half of February. The sustainable fisheries partnership agreement is a […]

Somalia’s aquaculture sector receives major boost from the FAO

SOMALIA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has handed over 12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines to Puntland State authorities in Somalia. “The vessels are another contribution from the Coastal Communities […]

Liberia, Ghana sign Technical Corporation Pack for certification and testing of fish for EU export market

LIBERIA – The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) and the Ministry of Commerce have signed a Technical Cooperation pack with the Ghana Standard Authority as a temporary arrangement for […]

Finnfund boosts Zambia’s Yalelo Aquaculture with the first direct investment

ZAMBIA – Finnfund, Finnish development financier will support the expansion of Yalelo Limited, an integrated tilapia aquaculture company in Zambia with a US$6 million equity investment. Yalelo produces 12,000 tons of tilapia annually. With the […]