Albert Kawana, Namibia's acting Fisheries Minister, spoke to hundreds of former fishermen on Wednesday at a meeting in Walvis Bay, assuring them he would aim for their re-employment into the sector, particularly for the workers who lost their jobs at Namsov, which used to be one of the biggest fishing companies in Namibia, reports The Namibian.

Fishery representatives claim a 2014 reduction in the allocation of horse mackerel quotas for Namsov Fishing Enterprises led to the company's eventual bankruptcy, The Namibian previously reported.