Weekly Press Review – 28 November 2014

The plight of local fishermen has made headlines again this week with frustrated fishermen from Western Cape coastal towns delivering a memorandum to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) demanding the issuing of immediate interim relief permits. Coastal Links SA, who represent approximately 4,000 small scale fishermen from various coastal towns, and its … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 28 November 2014

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Weekly Press Review – 21 November 2014

The handing down of the first jail sentence under the Marine Living Resources Act has made headlines this week, with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) applauding the outcome. Huang Zhanyang and Pow Kekun of China pleaded guilty to charges of operating an illegal fish-processing establishment and the illegal possession of abalone.  They … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 21 November 2014

Weekly Press Review – Friday 14 November 2014

Scarring on whales has made headlines this week as it has been found to be of great assistance to scientists in unraveling the mystery of whale migration routes. Up until now scientist have been aware that humpback whales migrate between their polar feeding grounds and warmer waters for breeding, but the exact routes have been … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – Friday 14 November 2014

Weekly Press Review – 7 November 2014

The Volvo Ocean Race has made headlines this week as it arrives in Cape Town.  The race is a great opportunity for the local economy, generating thousands of job opportunities and generating a tidy cash injection. Garreth Bloor, Mayco member for tourism, events and marketing, says, “These large events that attract well-heeled participants together with … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 November 2014