Dr. Fridtjof Nansen visits Walvis Bay

The newly constructed marine research vessel, Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, made it’s maiden call to the port of Walvis Bay in recent days and was introduced to the Namibian public during a media visit onboard over the weekend.

The vessel is owned by the Norwegian Organisation for Development Co-operation (NORAD) which assists Namibia since the nineties to develop a sustainable fishing industry and capacity building for Namibia to protect her fish resources through scientific research and the implementation of strategies to ensure fish stocks are not depleted.
Namibia today counts among the ten top nations globally for its responsible and sustainable fisheries. The vessel replaces her predecessor which sailed under the same name. Dr. Fridtjof Nansen is equipped for advanced and multi-disciplinary marine research and will be playing a continued role in assisting African countries bordering oceans to develop and maintain sustainable fisheries practises and principles.

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