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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...

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Revised guidelines for aquaculture programme
Revised guidelines for aquaculture programme

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 Economy

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

10 May 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

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

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

How drought affects freshwater fish
How drought affects freshwater fish

When we think of a river, dark, cool rushing water - full of energy and life - comes to mind. Yet, in the face of climate change, we are frequently witnessing almost entirely dry river beds with barely enough water to support fish and other aquatic life...

4 Feb 2019

Feeding the Future: WorldFish, Skretting address food security in Africa
Feeding the Future: WorldFish, Skretting address food security in Africa

To contribute to feeding the growing Africa population, Africa must increase aquaculture productivity at a faster rate than the global average...

14 Dec 2018

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

Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiatives
Nedbank, YES partner on urban aquaponic farming initiatives

The communities of Tembisa and Bushbuckridge are set to benefit from the launch of a new high tech urban farming facility through Nedbank's R5.9 million investment in the Tembisa Yes Green Engine...

4 Dec 2018

Aquaculture key to food security and nutrition?
Aquaculture key to food security and nutrition?

"As the pressure grows on the world's arable land, aquaculture must play a bigger role in food production if we are to feed a population of 9.8 billion by 2050."

By Helen Swingler and John Bolton 27 Nov 2018

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Kelp: How sea weed stimulates plant growth

From 15 November to 16 November, Afrikelp hosted an introductory tour for the agricultural writers of South Africa to learn more about how kelp is used in the agriculture and food industry...

23 Nov 2018

Cuts on rock lobster fishing in line with court judgment
Cuts on rock lobster fishing in line with court judgment

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana says he is aware of the challenges that the current determined Total Allowable Catch and Effort (TAC/E) cuts will have on the industry, specifically the fishing communities...

20 Nov 2018

Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study
Fish farming at industrial scale: a Turkish case study

One of the world's fastest-growing food production industries, aquaculture, is harming the marine environment and people's lives with intensive fish farms...

By Irmak Ertör 7 Nov 2018

Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas
Cabinet approves Marine Protected Areas

Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa's efforts to protect its ocean heritage for future generations...

26 Oct 2018

DAFF ignores science, wastes public funds in appealing High Court Rock Lobster ruling
DAFF ignores science, wastes public funds in appealing High Court Rock Lobster ruling

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) plans to appeal the recent Western Cape High Court ruling against fishing quotas for West Coast Rock Lobster thereby incurring further legal costs.

By Louzel Lombard Steyn 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry
Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry

Within the aquaculture space, a notable uptick in jobs was in fish hatcheries and fish farms, with a modest uptick in ocean and coastal fishing jobs...

By Wandile Sihlobo 6 Aug 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns
Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

Wesgro, Matzikama District strengthens Western Cape aquaculture industry with MoU
Wesgro, Matzikama District strengthens Western Cape aquaculture industry with MoU

"Abalone has become a key export market for the Matzikama District and our department will remain committed to trying to further boost investment into this potentially lucrative market."

8 Jun 2018

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

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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Efforts to stop IUU fishing gains momentum

A growing number of countries are signing up to a global agreement that helps stop illegal fishing...

6 Jun 2018

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From camels to catfish, Algeria boosts fish farming in the Sahara Desert

Farming fish in the desert might sound counterintuitive but Algeria hopes to tap the huge aquifers beneath the Sahara - that covers about 80% of the country - as it seeks new ways to feed its growing population and diversify its oil-based economy...

By Thin Lei Win 24 May 2018

Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day
Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day

More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...

30 Apr 2018

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Salmon farms are in crisis - here's how scientists are trying to save them

Sea lice infections have been recorded in salmon farms for decades. But in the last few years, infection rates have rocketed due to more intensive farming practices, with more fish being kept in smaller areas...

By Lyndsay Christie 13 Apr 2018

Aquaculture skills in the spotlight
Aquaculture skills in the spotlight

A skills inventory and needs analysis for the aquaculture sector has revealed an urgent need for both generic skills and aquaculture-specific technical skills to better equip workers and farmers in taking the industry forward...

27 Mar 2018

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers
Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers

The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise...

22 Mar 2018

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Agri-Teen Symposium to foster youth participation in agriculture

The symposium aims to establish a practical network of mentors for South African youth to tap into enhanced programmes that not only encourage greater youth participation in the sector but also facilitate this in a sustainable manner...

22 Mar 2018

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