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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 6 hours ago

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

Minister disturbed by fishing interdict

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says he is perturbed by the apparent unlawfulness of a court interdict granted in respect of Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP)...

9 Jan 2017

Organised crime in the fisheries sector starts to get the attention it deserves

Traditionally, fisheries crime has been met with far less commitment and urgency than "traditional" crimes like drug trafficking...

By Emma Witbooi 5 Jan 2017

Sea Harvest's success positions it for growth

Sea Harvest shareholders invested close to R600 million in capital and investment growth this year alone, seeing Sea Harvest becoming one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country...

30 Dec 2016

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016

2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa with some notable "wins" across the continent...

By Calestous Juma 19 Dec 2016

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