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Agritech Expo Zambia to offer workshops on armyworm and aquaculture

The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will offer free workshops with practical advice and live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges and explore new technologies...

10 Apr 2017

Octopus fishing to be mapped in Western Indian Ocean

A new project, supported by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Africa Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and Blue Ventures, has been launched to map octopus fishing in the Western Indian Ocean...

30 Mar 2017

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

28 Mar 2017

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2017

BCC to ensure health of Benguela Current ecosystem through sustainable management

Supporting fisheries, tourism, recreation, and thousands of jobs, a sustainable Benguela Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ocean economy on South Africa's West Coast...

24 Mar 2017

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body...

By Halima Abdallah 15 Mar 2017

Kelps in southern Africa are thriving, but some key inhabitants of kelp forests are not

There's a forest in the extreme west of South Africa which very few people know much about. It's 1,000km long but only around 100m wide. This forest is a kelp forest...

By John Bolton and Laura Blamey 15 Mar 2017

MSC certified canned tuna now at Woolies

With only 16% of the world's tuna catch being Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, Woolworths says it is delighted to announce the launch of its MSC certified canned tuna...

3 Mar 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

Minister Senzeni Zokwana accused of reneging on recovery plan...

By Craig Dodds 14 Feb 2017

Sea Harvest lists on JSE to capitalise on growth potential

Brimstone Invest Corporation, which owns 85% of Sea Harvest's shareholding, has announced that it will list the company on the JSE...

9 Feb 2017

The Western Indian Ocean's blue economy can thrive. Here's how

The health of the ocean is approaching a turning point. Many principal ocean assets are declining as a result of exploitation. And this is happening at a time when the use of ocean resources to support growth is accelerating...

By Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 30 Jan 2017

Is Southern Africa running out of fish?

As the idiom goes, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Except maybe not. As overfishing decimates Southern Africa's fish stocks, can we save our fish and eat them too?

By Geoff Hill 18 Jan 2017

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New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

24 Apr 2017

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