Weekly Press Review – 23 November 2012

There was more bad news in the press this week regarding the countries abalone stocks. In a report presented to the portfolio committee by fisheries scientists and officials it is predicited that abalone will be totally extinct by the year 2035, if not sooner. Once the abalone stock has completely disappeared, South Africa will have … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 23 November 2012

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Weekly Press Review – 16 November 2012

The big fishing news of the week is that the West Coast rock lobster season is open. The announcement was made by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Tuesday morning and the season will run from November 15 to April1, 2013. In typical DAFF style though, many permit seekers have been unable … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 16 November 2012

Weekly Press Review – 9 November 2012

The fisheries research vessel, the Africana, had to be towed into False Bay this week after an on board power failure apparently caused by water in the vessel's fuel tanks. The vessel, which has had a fair share of media attention since being handed over to the Navy, was in the process of completing the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 9 November 2012

Weekly Press Review – 2 November 2012

The Panos Earth is back in the news this week following the announcement that the once-stranded vessel's crew will finally be paid some of the wages and living costs owed to them after the vessel was stranded. However, the victory is a small one as they will not be receiving the full amount owed. In … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 2 November 2012