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Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy, will approach the High Court to review and set aside the process of awarding small-scale fishing...

22 Feb 2021

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

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...

By Henrik Österblom 7 Dec 2020

Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meeting

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

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

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African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck

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

18 Sep 2020

Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

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...

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

Government hopeful to issue 15-year rights to small-scale fishers

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, says she is hopeful that the department will issue 15-year fishing rights to small-scale fishers in the Western Cape...

27 Jul 2020

Local documentary Gutted receiving global recognition

Gutted, an online Greenpeace Africa documentary about the struggles of the Kalk Bay fishing community in Cape Town, has been selected for the Kaduna International Film Festival in Nigeria...

22 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output

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...

By Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rights

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

24 Jun 2020

More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished

More than a third of the fish stocks around the world are being overfished and the problem is particularly acute in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization stated.

15 Jun 2020

How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seas

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface. But, because many of us spend most of our lives on land, the 362 million square kilometres of blue out there isn't always top of mind...

By Jennifer Silver, Leslie Acton, Lisa Campbell, Noella Gray 5 Jun 2020

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

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

6 Chinese fishing trawlers fined for entering SA waters

Six Chinese fishing trawlers were detained and issued with fines in April, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries announced late last week...

29 Apr 2020

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