Find Fisheries expertise in Namibia
Fisheries together with agriculture, hunting and forestry contribute 11% of Namibia’s GDP (2007). The fisheries sector is the third-largest in Namibia’s economy, behind agriculture and mining. It is also a fast growing industry six times the size of what it was at the country’s independence in 1990. Hake, horse mackerel, pilchards and monkfish are the major catches, a substantial portion of which is destined for the export markets, in particular the EU. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources promotes and regulates fisheries.