Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

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Holiday homes overlook the Sandy Point Harbour. (Photo: Craig Dodds).
Holiday homes overlook the Sandy Point Harbour. (Photo: Craig Dodds).

Cape Town - The view from the Sandy Point harbour wall towards the shore at St Helena Bay tells the little fishing town’s story in a glance.

A scattering of derelict buildings brackets the harbour on either side. Their vacant window frames are testimony to an age that is all but gone, when the ocean sustained generations of fisherfolk.

Today there is only a desultory coming and going of vessels in search of heavily depleted fish stocks on the West Coast.

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