The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources will direct N$ 163.5 million of its allocated N$ 175.5 million budget towards personnel expenditure with the remainder to be allocated to the development budget. Minister, Derek Klazen, said that “despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fishing industry remains strong and vibrant and will continue to flourish and adjust to the new normal,” insisting that his ministry will continue to place special emphasis on employment creation, empowerment, and economic inclusivity in the fisheries sector, underpinned by the policy aspirations of enhancing distribution of fisheries wealth to the benefit of Namibians