Residents of Walvis Bay have indicated that they will ensure that no company awarded a fishing quota by way of an auction will fish, dock or set up any operations at the harbour town says Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Councillor Knowledge Ipinge. The Namibia press agency quotes him as saying that the decision to auction off fishing quotas to the highest bidder does not appear to take into consideration the socio-economic advancement of the people of Walvis Bay and Namibians in general, labelling it a “begging bowl mentality”. Ipinge explained that residents are particularly angry about the decision as the Fishrot corruption scandal and their job losses “are still raging fresh”.