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Breaking the cycle of the illegally sold tuna market
Breaking the cycle of the illegally sold tuna market

Boasting one of the world's most productive tuna fisheries in the world, up to 25 000 kilograms of recreationally caught tuna is illegally sold into the Western Cape market annually...

27 Nov 2019

Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources
Ensuring fishers' safety while managing aquatic resources

"Every hour four fishers die doing their job - not just men, women too. Human rights violations and unacceptable practices at different stages of the value chain are increasing in fisheries and aquaculture."

22 Nov 2019

EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection laws
EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection laws

The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest...

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 6 Nov 2019

Why we need a global treaty to protect areas like Seamount Vema
Why we need a global treaty to protect areas like Seamount Vema

The 17-strong Greenpeace crew will assess current conditions at Seamount Vema and plan to pull out 70m-deep lobster traps that have been abandoned in this area by fisheries for decades...

By Sindy Peters 18 Oct 2019

FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market
FoodNext.Africa, a successful f&b conference championing change and providing value to the market

At the FoodNext.Africa Cape Town series key industry experts met to discuss the latest innovations driving new partnerships, shared new ideas and products to meet the growing demand for safe, traceable and nutritious food from farm to fork...

Issued by dmg events Africa 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

New documentary shines light on Kalk Bay fishing community's 'stolen heritage'
New documentary shines light on Kalk Bay fishing community's 'stolen heritage'

Greenpeace Africa recently shared a teaser for its upcoming documentary Gutted which amplifies the voices of small-scale fishers in the Kalk Bay fishing community...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries
Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries

In South Africa, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries are categorised as the primary economic sectors. These are essentially industries that rely on South Africa's natural resources to function...

Issued by Total 30 Aug 2019

FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series
FoodNext.Africa dmg events' flagship innovation conference now in its third series

Dmg events is proud to introduce a focused B2B conference for the food and beverage market, FoodNext.Africa...

Issued by dmg events Africa 30 Aug 2019

SA fisherman's working conditions commended
SA fisherman's working conditions commended

South Africa has been recognised by the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organisation for its work on promoting the working conditions of fishermen on board fishing vessels...

27 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy
International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

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CoCT calls for suspension on octopus fishing

The City of Cape Town is calling on the National Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to place a ban on the Exploratory Octopus Permit until such time as a sustainable solution is introduced...

28 Jun 2019

Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management
Penguins' behaviour could aid fisheries management

The foraging behaviour of African penguins could provide useful information to aid fisheries management, a study conducted in South Africa suggests.

By Stephanie Achieng' 30 May 2019

Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management
Results from new study on penguins could help inform fishery management

According to a recently published study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, how adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance...

28 May 2019

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Luke Dale Roberts joins Farm Africa's Chefs for Change initiative in Kenya

Chef Dale Roberts will be offering his culinary knowledge to the local Tilapia fishing communities...

27 May 2019

DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areas
DEA gazettes 3 new marine protected areas

The Department of Environmental Affairs has gazetted three new marine protected areas within South African National Parks...

27 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Business called to lead transformation in fishing industry
Business called to lead transformation in fishing industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, has urged all players in the fishing industry to come to the party to ensure that the sector's transformation agenda is realised during the 2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process...

25 Apr 2019

SA makes its mark in fisheries economy
SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

South Africa is no longer a spectator country in the business of the ocean and fisheries economy, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

10 Apr 2019

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Minister sets new allowable catch for abalone

The abalone commercial rights holders and the abalone zonal representatives requested that the minister, as the appellant authority, implement an alternative and viable fishery management strategy and set aside the decision of the delegated authority to determine the total allowable catch of 50,5 tonnes...

9 Apr 2019

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Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy Forum

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

How MSC's ecolabelling is tackling seafood fraud
How MSC's ecolabelling is tackling seafood fraud

DNA barcoding of more than 1,400 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) labelled products has shown that less than 1% were mislabelled, compared with a reported average global seafood mislabelling rate of 30%.

25 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

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Zokwana to launch small-scale fisheries sector in KZN

The launch is part of the national rollout of the small-scale fisheries sector in South Africa's coastal provinces in previously disadvantaged or marginalised fishing communities...

18 Mar 2019

Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture
Africa takes centre stage at Blue Belt Initiative Conference for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture

Launched in 2016 by Morocco, the initiative provides a unified framework, exploring the emergence of low carbon and low ecological footprint on the ecosystems, in building a sustainable and prosperous fisheries economy...

15 Mar 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awards
Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awards

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for the 2019 Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards...

4 Mar 2019

Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram
Sea Harvest in bid to buy up Australian-listed Mareterram

South African fishing and food company Sea Harvest International has entered into a bid implementation agreement with its 56.3% held Australian subsidiary, Mareterram...

6 Feb 2019

WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa
WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa

WorldFish and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa have created the COMESA Fish Inspection and Certification Facility on the Zambia-Zimbabwe-Mozambique border...

10 Dec 2018

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