WINDHOEK, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Namibian cabinet has set the total allowable catch (TAC) for hake at 154,000 metric tons for the 2022/2023 fishing season, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology said.
In accordance with the cabinet decision statement released Thursday, the season will commence on Nov. 1 to Sept. 30, 2023.
Rock lobster TAC for the southwestern African nation has been set at 180 metric tons, with the 2022/2023 fishing season expected to commence from Nov. 1 to April 30.
The fishing industry is Namibia's third-largest employer after mining and agriculture. It is one of Namibia's top industries, contributing about 3 percent of the gross domestic product and about 20 percent of export earnings. ■