The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has extended the West Coast rock lobster season to support fishers affected by the coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 South Africa has been temporarily suspended, following an interim interdict granted in the Cape High Court.
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.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will appoint a forensics team to combat 'fronting' in the fishing industry.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's private office has a budget of R30.5m for the 2019/20 financial year alone.
Oceana Group expects basic headline earnings per share for the year to increase between 80% and 90%.
Officials say nations fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have decided on a major expansion in the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna.
The Western Cape High Court has lifted an interdict preventing existing and new entrants from operating in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector.
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.
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.
South Africa and Indonesia are making strides against transnational organised fisheries crime, explains Emma Witbooi.
Long accused of monopolistic tendencies, South Africa’s deep-sea fishing industry is countering efforts to introduce smaller market players.
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.
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