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Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 1 day ago

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Operation Phakisa - accelerating the implementation of solutions critical to development
Operation Phakisa - accelerating the implementation of solutions critical to developmentArticle

With almost 4000kms of coastline, South Africa is uniquely placed to harness the potential of marine economy. As a focus from driving economic growth, the government's Operation Phakisa Programme looks to build focus sectors while securing valuable marine resources...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 12 Apr 2021

Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean
Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the oceanArticle

Aquaculture is a growing source of healthy protein for millions of people around the world, but there are big differences between farming fish on land and at sea.

Ben Belton, Dave Little and Wenbo Zhang 30 Mar 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communitiesArticle

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa
WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East AfricaArticle

The new agreement marks a step towards competitive, gender-equitable, and sustainable commercial aquaculture and fisheries management in the Lake Victoria Basin, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda...

13 Jan 2021

Reimagining the ocean economy with Ocean Innovation Africa
Reimagining the ocean economy with Ocean Innovation AfricaArticle

Entrepreneurs, executives, investors, scientists and government representatives from around the world recently gathered online for Ocean Innovation Africa...

21 Dec 2020

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Coega has a busy year in constructionArticle

The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a hive of activity with projects under construction. Despite the difficult and unfavourable business environment due to Covid-19 related challenges...

10 Dec 2020

Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?
Can countries end overfishing and plastic pollution in just 10 years?Article

In my career as a marine biologist, I've been fortunate enough to visit some of the most remote islands in the world. These beautiful places continue to remind me why I have this job in the first place...

Henrik Österblom 7 Dec 2020

Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainableArticle

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...

Issued by MSC 19 Nov 2020

A balanced approach to ocean and inland aquaculture will nourish the world
A balanced approach to ocean and inland aquaculture will nourish the worldArticle

New research evaluates claims that ocean aquaculture is the next sustainable and equitable food frontier, points to a balanced approach that includes land-based aquaculture as essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...

18 Nov 2020

Aquaculture projects to create jobs
Aquaculture projects to create jobsArticle

The Coega Development Corporation has announced that more than 900 jobs will be created through the Coega Aquaculture Development Zone...

22 Oct 2020

Woolworths products recognised in global private label awards
Woolworths products recognised in global private label awardsArticle

Woolworths has scooped four awards in the Private Label Manufacturers Association's 2020 International 'Salute to Excellence' Awards - the world's largest competition dedicated exclusively to own brands...

1 Oct 2020

Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?
Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?Article

We (the citizens) need to re-establish an ecological healthy relationship between nature and culture...

Bonani Madikizela 21 Sep 2020

Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images
Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn'tArticle

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

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#Covid19: Keeping Africa fed as the disease bitesArticle

Research sponsored by the African Union suggests that if nations on the continent were free from child malnutrition, they could see their GDP expand by as much as 16%...

Qu Dongyu, Josefa Sacko and Thokozile Didiza 4 May 2020

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB
Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDBArticle

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

19 Mar 2020

All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winners
All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winnersArticle

The winners of the inaugural the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLIP) STOMP Awards were announced this week at the CLIP Innovation Conference...

6 Dec 2019

Aquaculture farmers often use antibiotics this can result in antibiotic-resistance in seafood. Shutterstock
What we found about bacteria that resist antibiotics in seafoodArticle

It's important to gain a deeper understanding about the various ways in which humans and animals have been exposed to antibiotics, and the rise in bacteria found in food that's resistant to the drugs...

Olumide A Odeyemi 3 Dec 2019

Here are the finalists in the inaugural South African CLiP STOMP Awards
Here are the finalists in the inaugural South African CLiP STOMP AwardsArticle

The finalists in the CLiP STOMP (Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution) Awards, which seeks to recognise ideas and solutions that could reduce, or eliminate plastic pollution, have been announced...

28 Nov 2019

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

"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

Vote now in CLiP'S inaugural STOMP Awards
Vote now in CLiP'S inaugural STOMP AwardsArticle

Public voting in the inaugural Commonwealth Litter Programme's STOMP (Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution) Awards closes this Friday, 15 November...

15 Nov 2019

South Africa struggles to manage wildlife ranching: Why it's a problem
South Africa struggles to manage wildlife ranching: Why it's a problemArticle

Private game farming isn't being managed in a socially or environmentally sustainable way...

Tariro Kamuti 14 Nov 2019

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EU invests €40m to bolster food security in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regionsArticle

The EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have signed a €40m, five-year programme to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific...

24 Oct 2019

Study reveals maritime economy's potential to boost SA's economy, job market
Study reveals maritime economy's potential to boost SA's economy, job marketArticle

According to a Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University study, South Africa's oceans have the potential to contribute R54bn to the GDP and an estimated potential to create 316,000 jobs...

18 Oct 2019

Entries open for SA's inaugural STOMP Awards
Entries open for SA's inaugural STOMP AwardsArticle

The STOMP Awards recognises and rewards individuals, civil society organisations, interest groups and youth that are taking action and making an impact on the reduction of marine plastic pollution in South Africa...

15 Oct 2019

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How technology can enhance affordable, sustainable agriculture in AfricaArticle

Set to speak at the Agritech Africa 2020 conference in Cape Town in June next year, Dr Max Wengawenga, assistant chief economic advisor to the president of Malawi, says that Africa needs more innovation in the agricultural sector...

8 Oct 2019

Using internet technology to improve cage fish farming
Using internet technology to improve cage fish farmingArticle

Cage fish farming is growing fast in Africa but there are various challenges such as fish dying from fluctuating water temperature with most farmers unaware of what to do...

Joseph Davis Weddi 20 Sep 2019

Where are the jobs? 2019 Q4 employment outlook survey
Where are the jobs? 2019 Q4 employment outlook surveyArticle

According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, South African employers report soft hiring intentions for the last quarter of the year...

10 Sep 2019

EC students dive in to explore SA's maritime opportunities
EC students dive in to explore SA's maritime opportunitiesArticle

A new maritime awareness programme has launched to encourage South Africa's youth to not only explore the endless possibilities of a career in the maritime industry, but to also immerse themselves into a future career in the oceans economy...

6 Sep 2019

Genetic improvement in aquaculture is key for food security
Genetic improvement in aquaculture is key for food securityArticle

Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products...

28 Aug 2019

Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more
Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting moreArticle

As the oceans warm, fish are moving to stay in temperature zones where they have evolved to live. This is helping some species, hurting others and causing a net reduction in potential catch...

Chris Free 22 Aug 2019

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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime cultureArticle

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

16 Aug 2019

Listeners in Algoa country rally to protect Algoa Bay
Listeners in Algoa country rally to protect Algoa BayArticle

Residents of Nelson Mandela Bay are fighting for the future of the beautiful and bio-diverse bay on which Port Elizabeth is situated in both word and deed...

Issued by Algoa FM 23 Jul 2019

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

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

Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa
Robben Island joins list of 20 new protected marine sites in South AfricaArticle

The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali chats to SANParks marine biologist, Alison Kock as she explains the significance of Robben Island joining the list of 20 new protected marine sites in South Africa and what the decision means for the area and surrounding environment...

Alison Kock 27 Jun 2019

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Apply for agricultural funding in the North WestArticle

The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in conjunction with the National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development have opened applications for financial aid for agricultural and rural development projects...

11 Jun 2019

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

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

Stephanie Achieng' 30 May 2019

SA's marine protection increases
SA's marine protection increasesArticle

The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa's marine ecosystem area under protection in the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)...

29 May 2019

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

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

27 May 2019

Revised guidelines for aquaculture programme
Revised guidelines for aquaculture programmeArticle

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has approved the revised guidelines of the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme...

14 May 2019

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

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

10 May 2019

AAVF creates platform for vertical farming network
AAVF creates platform for vertical farming networkArticle

Vertical farming has many benefits such as year-round production, increased profitability, fewer space requirements and a reduced carbon footprint, but it is not without its challenges, some of which include the cost of infrastructure, reliable electricity supply and knowledge and skills...

17 Apr 2019

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

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 abaloneArticle

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 ForumArticle

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

1 Apr 2019

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

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...

Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

How load shedding compromises the survival of agricultural animals
How load shedding compromises the survival of agricultural animalsArticle

The National Council of SPCAs have shared its concerns for the animals that depend on electricity for survival during Eskom's scheduled load shedding...

19 Mar 2019

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