Namibia on Friday withdrew a notice issued in June on the increase of recreational fishing fees.

According to the June 26 notice, fees were to rise from 14 Namibian dollars (about 1 U.S. dollar) to 1,500 Namibian dollars (107 U.S. dollars) per month as of July 21.

The decision to reverse the fee increase, announced by fisheries minister Bernard Esau, was made after complaints from anglers.

Esau said a decision will be made until wider consultations have been done.

“A new pricing structure for fees will be formed only after a process of consultation with all stakeholders,” he said.

The old regime of 14 Namibian dollars per month will be applied for now. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/