Fears fish factory might stink out Mossel Bay


Fears fish factory might stink out Mossel Bay

School feeding scheme loses out as processing plant switches to importing pilchards and sardines for animal feed.

Mossel Bay’s economy will soon receive a major boost if the establishment of a fishmeal and fish oil plant gets the green light. Afro Fishing, a local sardine-canning enterprise, has raised foreign capital of nearly R350 million to expand its operation. It is planning to process thousands of tons of pelagic fish species such as anchovies and red-eye herring at the plant and will provide an additional 200 people with seasonal work.

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