Fees and Levies Fees and Levies

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The Ministry has the following fees & levies that are payable by the fishing industry to the Ministry:

Quota Fee

Quota fees are charged to the holders of rights to exploit certain commercial fisheries. Once right holders have accepted their quota allocation, they become liable for the payment of a quota fee, whether the fish is caught or not.

Bycatch Fee

Namibian vessels are required to bring all catches to shore. To prevent them from targeting species that they do not have a license for, a bycatch fee is charged, at a rate depending on the species.

Marine Fisheries Fund Levy

Marine fisheries fund levies are used to fund fisheries research.

License Fees

Fees payable for licences / permits to, fish / licences for premises, vehicles or vessels used as factories

Observer Fees