Illegally caught fish – donated to those in need

Fish caught illegally by unscrupulous anglers along the coast over the festive season, and confiscated by the authorities, were put to good use recently. Several old age homes, a school and an institution caring for children with disabilities were donated the fish and thereby very much needed food can be put on the table.

The Ministry of Fisheries donated the fish to Seaside Primary School in Kuisebmond; to Kuisebmond and Narraville old age homes in Walvis Bay and in Swakopmund beneficiaries included the Lions Old Age Home, Antonius Residenz and Prinzessin Ruprecht Heim in Swakopmund.
The Surveillance Unit in the Ministry’s Directorate of Operations at Walvis Bay confiscated various fish species of various sizes over the festive season. The fish were confiscated at road blocks and during routine coastal patrols. In terms of the State Finance Act (Act 31 of 1991) Government permanently authorises the donation of fish still fit for human consumption to old age homes, hospitals, hostels, welfare organizations and needy communities. Hence, the latest donations.
The following recipients were the beneficiaries of the donations:
Walvis Bay: Kuisebmond Old Age Home for Senior citizens of Kui-sebmond and Narraville received a total of 74 cob fish larger than 70cm in size. Seaside Primary School received 10,3kg Galjoen and two Steenbras, 40kg whole Kob and 25kg fillets.
Swakopmund: Rock lobsters donated Lions Old Age Home (46 rock lobsters); Antonius Residenz Old Age Home (46 rock lobsters) and Prinzessin Ruprecht Heim (53 rock lobsters).
Other beneficiaries during similar hand overs in previous years include: Antonius Residenz Trust; Marie Douglas Heim; Lions Old Age Home; Tears of Hope; C.H.A.I.N. and Palm Garden old age home.

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