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Namoyster has new owners

Namoyster has new owners

One of the coast’s pioneering oyster producers, Namoyster CC, is under new ownership, Mr Theunis Keulder and his spouse Desmèon, both well-known residents of the coast. Mr Keulder hosted the Namibian media on Thursday on a guided tour to Namoyster’s growth facility off Walvis Bay as well the land-based facility where the oysters are cleaned […]

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Several oyster producers at the coast expressed dissatisfaction over the weekend with the latest warning by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources against the consuming of oysters, after samples tested this shellfish unfit for human consumption. Although only one oyster farm at the Walvis Bay Aqua Park tested positive for Diarrhetic Shell-fish Poisoning (DSP), […]

Dolphin cruises and Sandwich Harbour tours take hard knock

Dolphin cruises and Sandwich Harbour tours take hard knock

Dolphin and seal cruises and Sandwich Harbour excursions, two of Walvis Bay’s flagship tourism products, has experienced an overwhelming wave of cancellations since Saturday. The thirty days closure on Saturday with immediate effect of all international flights between Namibia and the air travel hubs Ethiopia, Qatar and Germany resulted in scores of tourists cancelling bookings. […]

White mussel to become a quota species

White mussel to become a quota species

Floris Steenkamp “You can prepare yourself. White mussel will become a quota species in the Namibian fishing industry”. With these words Mr. Jose Luis Fernandez, the sole proprietor of Fermar Seafood CC, yesterday showed documented proof that he was already awarded an exploratory right to harvest clams (which include white mussel) by the Ministry of […]

From another perspective

From another perspective

Namport’s ship-to-shore cranes seen from the ocean’s side last week during a media excursion to the acqua-culture farm of Namoyster. Namoyster is under new ownership and one of the new owners, Mr Theuns Keulder, took the media on a familiarisation visit to the oyster farm. It was then when the opportunity presented itself for Namib […]

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

Coast mourns death of two well known community members

The death occurred on Tuesday in Walvis Bay of Mr Harald Jensen (67), a well-known figure in the local trade and commerce and a man who for many decades stood for best practices in all aspects of the local communities to make Walvis Bay a town for everyone. On Wednesday, the coast lost another well-known […]

Its La Bella Vita at the Walvis Bay Waterfront

Its La Bella Vita at the Walvis Bay Waterfront

Floris Steenkamp   Two of Walvis Bay’s best-known chefs, Lothar and Gunter, have opened a restaurant at the Walvis Bay Waterfront – La Bella Vita. With the picturesque Walvis Bay lagoon and the skyline of the bustling port of Walvis Bay in the backdrop, you are guaranteed a fine dining experience at La Bella Vita. […]

Listeriosis outbreak

The South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on 5 December 2017 that more than 30 people had died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Listeriosis is one of the serious food-borne illnesses and causes uncomfortable symptoms that can be fatal. With an influx of South African nationals expected to the coastal region and also […]

Marine scientists work on food security

Marine scientists work on food security

Marine scientists from all over Namibia and abroad have gathered in Swakopmund this week to share their most recent findings and research regarding various aspects in the marine environment. During the official opening of this year’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) on Tuesday the scientists were called on to take a proactive approach to contribute to […]

Rod Braby bids farewell to NACOMA

Rod Braby bids farewell to NACOMA

After nine years at the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) Project, Rodney Braby, better known as Rod Braby, bids farewell to the Project. Braby will embark on a new career at the Benguela Current Marine Spatial Management and Governance Project commissioned through the Benguela Current Commission by the Federal Republic of Germany’s Environment Ministry. […]