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A close up look at the social networks of Lake Victoria's fisherfolk

The fisheries of Lake Victoria support the livelihoods of around three million people. But there have been widespread concerns that fish stocks and catches are declining due to overfishing and the widespread use of illegal gear...

By Fiona Nunan 28 Nov 2017

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We don't have money or staff, says fisheries department

DAFF has admitted in Parliament it does not have the resources to support the cooperatives at the heart of government's small-scale fisheries policy...

14 Nov 2017

An Antarctic icebreaker sails past a penguin. But conservationists are still waiting for their own breakthrough. John B. Weller, author provided
Why are talks over an East Antarctic marine park still deadlocked?

Last week, representatives from 24 countries plus the European Union met in Hobart to discuss plans for a vast marine protected area (MPA) off the coast of East Antarctica...

By Cassandra Brooks 3 Nov 2017

The fish to land may be I&J
The fish to land may be I&J

Consumer brands conglomerate AVI, which owns best-selling household brands such as Five Roses tea and Bakers biscuits, appears to be weighing offers for its I&J fishing business...

By Marc Hasenfuss 30 Oct 2017

Premfish gets stake in squid operation
Premfish gets stake in squid operation

Premfish has hooked its first acquisition since listing on the JSE in March. The company announced the acquisition of a 53.5% controlling stake in squid specialist Talhado Fishing Enterprises for R106m...

By Marc Hasenfuss 20 Oct 2017

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Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

Australia and France kicked off a fresh push on Monday, 16 October, to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica...

17 Oct 2017

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Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing
FAO calls on all countries to join PSMA, crack down on illegal fishing

"Healthy oceans are a vital condition for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..."

9 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary
Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations...

9 Oct 2017

Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish
Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish

Britain's Prince Charles said that plastic is now "on the menu" in the fish we eat and called for decisive action as he opened a conference Thursday, 5 October, on protecting the world's oceans...

6 Oct 2017

World Bank approves $20m for sustainable fisheries, marine conservation in Seychelles
World Bank approves $20m for sustainable fisheries, marine conservation in Seychelles

The conservation of Seychelles' marine resources and seafood value chains will benefit from a $20m package approved by the World Bank...

5 Oct 2017

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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

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Minister meets with Western Cape fishing communities

Hangberg, Hout Bay has been the scene of violent protests, with fishing rights one of the main concerns of residents. Among the issues discussed were...

18 Sep 2017

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Oceana report: EU vessels unlawfully fishing in African waters

A new report released by Oceana highlights unlawful fishing activities authorised by European countries between April 2012 and August 2015 in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea...

13 Sep 2017

AVI weighs up I&J's future
AVI weighs up I&J's future

Consumer brands conglomerate AVI, which owns household names such as Five Roses, Willards and Bakers, is weighing up options for its fishing business, I&J...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2017

FredD via  - Fishermen on their traditional boats near Shimoni (Kenya)
What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

Alien animals and plants are on the rise in Africa, exacting a growing toll
Alien animals and plants are on the rise in Africa, exacting a growing toll

Recently a number of alien species have spread extremely rapidly across the continent, posing a particularly high threat to food security and livelihoods...

By Katelyn Faulkner, Brett Hurley & Mark Robertson 24 Aug 2017

Premier Foods in court fight over use of name
Premier Foods in court fight over use of name

Premier Foods, in which investment group Brait has a majority stake, is taking Premier Food & Fishing (PFF) to court over the company's name...

By Colleen Goko 10 Aug 2017

#LPC2017: WWF-SASSI founder receives Living Planet Award
#LPC2017: WWF-SASSI founder receives Living Planet Award

SANBI Marine Programme manager Dr Kerry Sink was recognised at this year's WWF-SA Living Planet Conference with the organisation's Living Planet Award...

27 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'...

24 Jul 2017

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Chinese overfishing threatens West African economies

Foreign fishing vessels, many from China, prowl the waters off West Africa every day. They capture millions of fish - catches that used to go to local boats...

By Salem Solomon 19 Jul 2017

Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat
Sweet deal keeps cane growers and sugar industry afloat

The livelihood of about 58,000 people who contribute towards production of 20 million tonnes of sugarcane annually would have been compromised had it not been for the support provided by Ithala Development Finance Corporation...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 30 Jun 2017

President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, announces the creation of 20 marine protected areas during his speech at the headquarters of the United Nations
Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

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Cracking down on illegal and overfishing

Many fisheries around the world are characterised by excessive fishing effort, low productivity, and inadequate profitability, exacerbating pressures that have led to almost a third of all marine fish stocks being exploited...

9 Jun 2017

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Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia and can decimate infected populations. Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) has now been confirmed in five countries on three continents...

29 May 2017

Why South Africa's agricultural industry needs digital transformation
Why South Africa's agricultural industry needs digital transformation

The digital transformation of the agricultural sector will impact billions of people...

By Mark McCallum 10 May 2017

Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishing
Kenya eyes blue economy to net more from fishing

"The vast coastal and marine water resources Kenya is endowed with is geared towards the sustainable use of the oceans for societal benefits."

By Winnie Atieno 4 May 2017

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Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

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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

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