Tanzania, Netherlands sign five-year deal to boost aquaculture and poultry subsectors

TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Netherlands to improve performance of Tanzania’s poultry and aquaculture subsectors. The deal will be implemented over the next five years through a public-private partnership […]

Ghana partners USAID in fish processors certification scheme to enhance safety

GHANA – Ghana in partnership with the USAID has launched a fish processors and traders certification programme aimed at enhancing safety along the value chain. The certification initiative dubbed “Class One Recognition Scheme” seeks to […]

Uganda partners with Commonwealth in developing new guidelines for the fishing industry

UGANDA – The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) with partnership funding from the Commonwealth Standards Network has developed new guidelines to streamline the country’s fishing industry. According to UNBS, the new guidelines outline basic […]

Zambian fish producer Yalelo secures US$10.5m funding to expand capacity

ZAMBIA – Yalelo Limited, one of the leading fish aquaculture companies in Zambia, has secured a US$10.5 million funding from Dutch development bank FMO, to increase its production capacity. Adam Taylor, the chief executive of […]

Tunisian dairy firm Land’Or to invest US$11.3m in new plant in Morocco

MOROCCO – Land’Or, Tunisian dairy manufacturer has unveiled that it will be investing US$11.3 millon in setting up a new plant in Morocco. According to a Morocco News report, Land’Or said it be commissioning operations […]

Oceana Group appoints Elton Bosch as new chief financial officcer

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s fishing giant, Oceana Group, has appointed Elton Bosch, as its chief financial officer and executive director of the company. According to a statement issued by the company’s board of directors, […]

Oceana lifts profits 16% to US$38.8m on improved catch & sales volumes

SOUTH AFRICA – Oceana Group, Africa’s largest fishing group, reported 16%  increase in operating profit to US$38.8 million (R554m) during the six months to March 30, 2019 supported by increasing canned fish volumes. The fishing […]

Namibia to invest US$2.64m in aquaculture to boost fishing industry

NAMIBIA – The government of Namibia is set to invest US$2.64 million (N$38 million) to promote marine and inland aquaculture in the country. Bernhard Esau, minister of fisheries in the country said that the investment […]

Kenya’s fishing industry records growth as earnings climb 4.5% to US$240m

KENYA – The fishing industry in Kenya recorded a 4.5% increase in earnings to US$240m (Kshs 24 billion) in the previous year supported by increase in volumes. According to a recent report released by the […]

South Africa’s Sea Harvest seeks to acquire full Maraterram’s stake

SOUTH AFRICA – South African fishing and food company, Sea Harvest, has entered into a binding bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary – Mareterram – to potentially acquire all its ordinary shares […]