South African firms
Published: 27.04 - 2009 12:18Printer version    
Etosha Fishing Corp (Pty) Ltd

Although both Namibia and South Africa are strong supporters of the Sahrawi’s right to self-determination and recognize the Sahrawi Republic, a Namibian-South African fishing company, Etosha Fishing Corp (Pty) Ltd, has been active in occupied Western Sahara since 2007.
Managing director Philippe Conradie confirmed that the company was fishing in Western Sahara under a Moroccan license.

Their partner in the freezing of the catches is the Moroccan fish processing company Dipromer, in addition to other smaller rented freezing facilities around Dakhla. Dipromer holds Etosha’s fishing license through their joint-venture. The licence is for 40.000 tonnes of fish a year, and permits fishing of sardines and sardinella, according to Conradie.

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