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Namibian crab in upmarket sushi bars in Japan

Namibian crab in upmarket sushi bars in Japan

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon Bernard Esau (middle) congratulating Mrs Annemarie Wohler (right) on the opening of the Amstai crab processing facility in Walvis Bay. Amstai is a Joint Venture between Mrs Wohler’s company Amswohl and a Japanese concern, Taiyo Fishing. Witnessing the occasion is the Japanese Ambassador, HE Hideyuki Sakamoto. Red Spider Crab is caught in limited quantities but is of such a high value that it attracted the attention of Saiyo which led to the Japanese investment. (Photograph by Noriene van Wyk)

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Educated at the University of Pretoria: BA (hons), BD. Postgraduate degrees in Philosophy and Divinity. Publisher and Editor of the Namibia Economist since February 1991. Daniel Steinmann has steered the Economist as editor for the past 32 years. The Economist started as a monthly free-sheet, then moved to a weekly paper edition (1996 to 2016), and on 01 December 2016 to a daily digital newspaper at It is the first Namibian newspaper to go fully digital. He is an authority on macro-economics having established a sound record of budget analysis, strategic planning and assessing the impact of policy formulation. For eight years, he hosted a weekly talk-show on NBC Radio, explaining complex economic concepts to a lay audience in a relaxed, conversational manner. He was a founding member of the Editors' Forum of Namibia. Over the years, he has mentored hundreds of journalism students as interns and as young professional journalists. From time to time he helps economics students, both graduate and post-graduate, to prepare for examinations and moderator reviews. He is the Namibian respondent for the World Economic Survey conducted every quarter for the Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys at the University of Munich in Germany. Since October 2021, he conducts a weekly talkshow on Radio Energy, again for a lay audience. On 04 September 2022, he was ordained as a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church of Africa (NHKA). Send comments or enquiries to [email protected]