Coronavirus affects West Coast rock lobster exports, season extended

2020-02-23 19:42

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has extended the West Coast rock lobster season to support fishers affected by the coronavirus.

Fisheries department rotting from the top

2018-11-13 09:00

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption, GroundUp reports.

High seas fishing would go broke without 'massive' subsidies: study

2018-06-06 22:15

Fishing on the high seas would be an unprofitable business, but for the billions of dollars in government subsidies that keep an often destructive industry afloat, international researchers said Wednesday.

Fishing right allocation ill-conceived, flawed - Viking

2017-07-06 20:11

Viking Inshore Fishing maintains the process followed by the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries to grant fishing rights was ill-conceived, unconstitutional and procedurally flawed.

Poaching brings abalone, rock lobster stocks to critical levels

2017-02-28 06:00

Rock lobster and abalone stocks have dropped to critically low levels, with West Coast rock lobster levels down to 2%, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament has heard.

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

2017-02-15 07:01

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may drive its people into new forms of employment, leaving only a few commercial outfits behind.

Viking Fishing's court bid a 'cynical, muscle-flexing' exercise - legal expert

2017-01-08 11:19

Viking Inshore Fishing's successful court bid to have hake inshore trawling temporarily suspended is cynical and unnecessary muscle flexing, says Shaheen Moolla, a legal advisor to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

Inshore hake trawling in SA temporarily suspended

2017-01-04 19:46

Inshore hake trawling in South Africa has been temporarily suspended, following an interim interdict granted in the Cape High Court.

Report unpacks sustainable oceans economy in SA

2016-11-08 15:13

In order to unlock further value from SA's oceans, a fundamental first step must be to improve the management of existing resources, says the WWF.

Forensics team to tackle fishing industry fronting - minister

2015-12-14 21:04

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will appoint a forensics team to combat 'fronting' in the fishing industry.


More than R30m budgeted for Minister Mthembu, Creecy's private offices

2019-08-06 11:42

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.

Oceana expects jump in headline earnings per share

2018-10-21 14:51

Oceana Group expects basic headline earnings per share for the year to increase between 80% and 90%.

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

2017-11-21 22:00

Officials say nations fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have decided on a major expansion in the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna.

Court lifts 6-month suspension of hake fishing

2017-07-05 19:05

The Western Cape High Court has lifted an interdict preventing existing and new entrants from operating in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector.

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

2017-02-15 11:30

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may finally sever the area’s ties to its fishing past and drive its people into new forms of employment.

Premier fishing unit to list on JSE in bid to raise R526 million

2017-02-13 07:54

African Equity Empowerment Investments will list subsidiary Premier Foods and Fishing on the JSE in March to raise R526.5m in order to grow its market share.

Organised crime in fisheries sector starts getting attention it deserves

2017-01-05 09:49

South Africa and Indonesia are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime, explains Emma Witbooi.

Angling for SA's R5.4bn in deep-sea fishing contracts

2016-11-24 13:56

Long accused of monopolistic tendencies, South Africa’s deep-sea fishing industry is countering efforts to introduce smaller market players.

Horse mackerel experiment to be revisited: Minister

2016-11-06 18:23

While government has settled litigation about its contentious horse mackerel experiment, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana intends to pursue the project in 2017.

About 200 Fawu member marched to the City of Cape Town and Oceana to hand over a memorandum regarding the fishery's factory closure plans in Hout Bay.

About 200 Fawu member marched to the City of Cape Town and Oceana to hand over a memorandum regarding the fishery's factory closure plans in Hout Bay.

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