Zambia bars import of locally grown fish

Zambian Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo on Wednesday announced a ban on the import of locally grown species, despite the prevailing fish deficit of 40 000 tons per year. “We will only allow the importation of exotic fishes that are not found in Zambian water bodies,” Katambo said. Katambo…

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Hunting ban could be costly for Botswana

Professor Joseph Mbaiwa from the University of Botswana, says the ban on safari hunting which was implemented in 2014, was a political decision and cannot be justified from a scientific viewpoint. According to his research report titled “The impact of the ban on safari hunting tourism on local income and…

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Bird flu: Strict rules for chickens

The South African government has replaced its ban on the sale of live chickens with a set of strict conditions under which it may be sold. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said the ban was introduced to prevent the spread of the H5N8 bird flu virus. The…

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Zambian government bans SA poultry imports

The Zambian government has banned the import of live birds and other poultry products from South Africa. This follows an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8), commonly known as bird flu, in that country. The decision comes barely a fortnight after a similar ban was imposed on poultry…

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