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Provision of suitable land for retail fish shops needed- Klazen

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The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Derek Klazen, has commended the achievements made by the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) at Ondangwa, calling on the Katima Mulilo Town Council and the City of Windhoek to provide suitable land to construct retail fish shops.

Klazen made the call during the 11th edition of the NFCPT Day gala dinner held at Walvis Bay, where N$410,000 was raised for schools in the Zambezi Region.

Cape fur seal colony endangers existence of fish stocks

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources says that the devastating increase in brown fur seals currently threatens the existence of fish stocks.

The committee raised this concern during a consultative meeting with stakeholders on the motion on the devastating increase in seal population on fish stocks in Namibia held at Walvis Bay. The Cape fur seal colony on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is the biggest on the African coast, with a population of about 1.5 million seals eating about two million metric tonnes of fish per year.

Rundu residents at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish

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Rundu residents are at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish after it was discovered that some of them are fishing in and selling fish they caught from the sewerage water.

nbc News has learned that some of the residents have been catching fish in the sewerage water at the Kaisosi settlement.

For over five years now, the sewerage pond has been overflowing, especially during the rainy seasons.

Some residents go fishing in the early or late hours to avoid being detected.

MPs call for the reduction of seal population to protect fish stock

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The increase in the number of seals in the population threatens the fish species in the Namibian waters, hence the need to control them.

Motivating his motion in the National Assembly, RDP leader Mike Kavekotora says a balance needs to be found to protect fish species for human consumption and the conservation of seals.

Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa along the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is one of the countries endowed with aquatic resources, predominantly fish of various types.

Landlocked communities find it difficult to access fish

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Consuming fish can increase protein intake and promote a healthy lifestyle. However, many landlocked communities in Namibia find it difficult to access fish. 

It is against this background that the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust, NFSPT, is introducing different programmes to ensure that these communities have access to fish.

The promotion of fish consumption in Aranos is just one of the many activities planned by the NFSPT.