Scandal-hit Fishing Giant Leaves Over 100 Fishermen in the Dark

More than 120 Namibian fishermen working on the Samherji Group-owned fishing vessel have been left jobless after the vessel unexpectedly left Namibian shores. The company announced in December 2019 that it was withdrawing from Namibia following the Fishrot exposé, where several senior Namibian officials were implicated in a U.S.$10 million kickback scandal in exchange for fishing quotas to the Icelandic company.

Preparing fish to be tinned (file photo).

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