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SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 looms
SMMEs call for viability as FRAP 2021 loomsArticle

When it comes to the SMMEs in the fishing industry, the barrier to entry remains high...

4 May 2021

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

Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meeting
Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meetingArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel, has called for the disciplining of subsidies targeted at large-scale industrial fishing while safeguarding food security and livelihoods for subsistence and artisanal fisheries...

28 Oct 2020

'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seems
'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seemsArticle

The fashion industry has seen a rise in "green", "eco" and "sustainable" clothing. This includes an increase in the use of natural fibres, such as wool, hemp, and cotton...

Thomas Stanton and Kieran Phelan 22 Oct 2020

D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winners
D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winnersArticle

D&AD has announced its 2020 winners for the Future Impact category, which supports and accelerates ideas with the potential to create positive change...

25 Sep 2020

African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck
African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand GlenryckArticle

The Glenryck brand joins the 100% black-owned Pioneer Fishing, under the umbrella of African Pioneer Marine...

18 Sep 2020

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State of the agricultural sector in South Africa' economyArticle

The sector increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter due to higher production of animal products, horticulture and field crops amid favourable weather conditions...

Paul Makube 21 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output
Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP outputArticle

The latest GDP update from Statistics South Africa shows an impressive rebound in agriculture forestry and fishing industry sector fortunes for the first quarter of 2020...

Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rights
Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rightsArticle

Local communities hit by collapse of global lobster trade...

24 Jun 2020

Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale, interim relief fishers
Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale, interim relief fishersArticle

Distressed small-scale and interim relief fishers across the country will receive some reprieve as the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Department in partnership with FishSA are set to distribute 10, 000 food parcels...

4 May 2020

Why marine protected areas are often not where they should be
Why marine protected areas are often not where they should beArticle

Biodiversity is often highest in places with human activity. The fishing industry has shown we can often have it both ways: maintain important livelihoods while protecting precious marine life...

25 Mar 2020

SA in top 3 biodiverse nations
SA in top 3 biodiverse nationsArticle

South Africa is one of the world's top three mega-biodiverse nations, along with Brazil and Indonesia...

2 Oct 2019

The Department of Mineral Resources has given the go-ahead for Italian group Eni to conduct drilling off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Eni (fair use)
Controversial KZN drilling project gets go-aheadArticle

Marches, protests and objections to plans to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught...

13 Sep 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

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

BON Hotels expands Namibian footprint
BON Hotels expands Namibian footprintArticle

Bon Hotels to take over hotels in Rundu and Walvis Bay, in addition to its Swakopmund hotel...

2 Jul 2019

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CoCT calls for suspension on octopus fishingArticle

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

Guarding against greenwashing
Guarding against greenwashingArticle

Terms such as "environmentally friendly", "organic", and "natural" or "pure" are popping up on marketing campaigns across the world...

30 May 2019

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

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

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Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industryArticle

In January, Minister Senzeni Zokwana's first-ever visit to the fresh fruit industry made for a historic event on the industry calendar...

Konanani Liphadzi 31 Jan 2019

Cape Town's Alba Restaurant, a floating success for SA tourism
Cape Town's Alba Restaurant, a floating success for SA tourismArticle

The Alba is South Africa's first and only fine-dining, floating restaurant, seating 72 people in comfort and measuring 22 metres in length with a six-metre beam...

11 Dec 2018

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First steps to tackling South Africa's abalone poachingArticle

South Africa faces the possible collapse of several inshore fisheries, particularly certain species of linefish, abalone and West Coast Rock Lobster...

Marieke Norton 23 Nov 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top
Fisheries department rots from the topArticle

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalities
More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalitiesArticle

While there are signs that global action on fishing vessel safety is on the horizon, more work is still needed to ensure the well-being of fisherman...

10 Oct 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announcedArticle

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

TNPA outlines plans for Port of Mossel Bay
TNPA outlines plans for Port of Mossel BayArticle

Transnet National Ports Authority recently explored how the Port of Mossel Bay can better serve the Garden Route region...

29 Aug 2018

Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment
Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environmentArticle

Nearly five billion people worldwide will use a smartphone by 2020...

Patrick Byrne and Karen Hudson-Edwards 29 Aug 2018

The rise and rise of video
The rise and rise of videoArticle

Any digital content that is shared on social media and that includes an evocative visual or video, increases conversions by up to 80% and is more likely to be read and watched...

Issued by Content Lounge 31 Jul 2018

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How to clean up our universal plastic tragedyArticle

Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals...

Tony Robert Walker 4 Jul 2018

Securing competitive advantage in agriculture
Securing competitive advantage in agricultureArticle

South African agriculture still offers many investment opportunities despite headwinds caused by drought in parts of the country and policy uncertainty...

3 Jul 2018

SA fishing industry broadens on BBEEE transformation
SA fishing industry broadens on BBEEE transformationArticle

Sea Harvest, a consortium of black-owned companies and a subsidiary of Brimstone, has received confirmation from the Competition Tribunal on its transaction to acquire the fishing business, Viking Group...

19 Jun 2018

Sea Harvest BEE consortium confirms terms for Viking Group acquisition
Sea Harvest BEE consortium confirms terms for Viking Group acquisitionArticle

"We have been looking to grow via an acquisition in the fishing and aquaculture space. The Viking Group is a very complementary business and the joining of these two organisations allows us to diversify into other species and create a truly global diversified fishing company which will now include aquaculture."

13 Jun 2018

Mauritius and South Africa sign MoU on fisheries
Mauritius and South Africa sign MoU on fisheriesArticle

The MoU aims at further enhancing the existing friendly relations between the two countries through development of cooperation in the fields of fisheries, fishing, seafood processing, trade of fish and fish products...

13 Jun 2018

New initiative will improve the sustainability of 9 South African fisheries
New initiative will improve the sustainability of 9 South African fisheriesArticle

A nominated advisory group has selected nine South African fisheries for pre-assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard as part of the Fish for Good project, an exciting new initiative by the MSC...

7 Jun 2018

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Data-bait: Using tech to hook globe's multi-billion-dollar fishing cheatsArticle

"The industry is developing very fast ... basically, the oceans will be fully traceable. There is no place to hide..."

Thin Lei Win 16 May 2018

Newly-discovered coastal current has direct implications for fishing industry of Madagascar, SA
Newly-discovered coastal current has direct implications for fishing industry of Madagascar, SAArticle

The existence of a coastal current off Madagascar has been discovered by South African, Malagasy and French researchers. Understanding the South-West Madagascar Coastal Current has direct implications for the management of local fisheries south of Madagascar...

10 Apr 2018

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Seychelles designates huge new marine reserveArticle

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced on Thursday, 22 February...

23 Feb 2018

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A step towards cleaner oceans: Tracking fishing gear to its original ownerArticle

These guidelines will help countries to develop effective systems for marking fishing gear so that it can be traced back to its original owner. Doing so will support efforts to reduce marine debris and IUU fishing...

12 Feb 2018

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EXEO Capital invests in SA aquaculture companyArticle

Given its high-value export orientated nature, local government support and expansion opportunities, aquaculture has seen rapid growth in South Africa...

8 Feb 2018

US maritime business students learn from SA
US maritime business students learn from SAArticle

The 19 top-performing students from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy visited Nelson Mandela Bay recently as part of a South African tour to explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry...

16 Jan 2018

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

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

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

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...

Marc Hasenfuss 20 Oct 2017

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

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 challengesArticle

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...

Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

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Minister meets with Western Cape fishing communitiesArticle

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 watersArticle

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 futureArticle

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...

Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2017

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What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resourcesArticle

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...

David Obura 28 Aug 2017

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Chinese overfishing threatens West African economiesArticle

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...

Salem Solomon 19 Jul 2017

Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa: small successes, bigger prospects?
Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa: small successes, bigger prospects?Article

The industry has grown slowly in sub-Saharan Africa. Freshwater fish aquaculture has recently expanded very rapidly in the region from a low base. Marine aquaculture has yet to take off...

John Bolton 8 Jun 2017

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