Weekly Press Review – 29 May 2015

In sad news the press has reported that the search for the two fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized over the weekend has still produced no conclusive results. The fishermen were reported as missing after their boat capsized in dense fog off Lamberts Bay.  The boat had a crew of four on board.  … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 29 May 2015

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Weekly Press Review – 22 May 2015

Oceana Group has made headlines this week with the news of the company's purchase of US-based Daybrook Fisheries for an estimated R4.58 billion.  The purchase is in line with the company’s diversification strategy. Daybrook reported R1.3bn in revenue last year with the sale of 76,862 tons of fishmeal and fish oil. Keith McLachlan of Alpha … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 22 May 2015

Weekly Press Review – 15 May 2015

Eskom power outages are affecting a fish processing facility in Philippi the press reports this week.  Viking Fishing is one of nine Philippi industries who were without power for several days after Eskom’s repair teams were chased away by people apparently trying to protect their illegal electricity connections in the Marikana informal settlement nearby. Tim … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 15 May 2015

Weekly Press Review – 8 May 2015

A new survey mentioned in the press this week points to the long term effects of oil spills on unborn fish.  Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that the crude oil in water damages the hearts of … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 8 May 2015

Weekly Press Review – 1 May 2015

The plight of the crew aboard the arrested vessel, the Agatis, has made headlines this week. The vessel was arrested on March 17, en route from Mianmar to the Ivory Coast, and has been stranded at Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town ever since.  Conditions have deteriorated quickly for the 21 crew members aboard.  According … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 1 May 2015