Missing out on a celebration

Not much hype seems to have been generated around the official start of the African Maritime Decade which is due to kick off tomorrow. The only nod in this direction seems to be happening at the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa where a "two-day" meeting got underway today. Today's schedule in Ethiopia was to … Continue reading Missing out on a celebration

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Weekly Press Review – 24 July 2015

The sardines are back! The good news for fishermen was covered in the press this week as large catches of sardines along Durban’s beach front caused much excitement. For more than five years sardine catches have been unsuccessful in the region, but this week large numbers of sardines were spotted along the South Coast, as … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 24 July 2015

Weekly Press Review – 17 July 2015

Shark researchers in the US on a quest for more humane solutions to protect ocean users from sharks have made a real breakthrough according to the press this week:  education and a bit of common sense. The research done by researchers at Stanford University has found that the solution does not need to be as … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 17 July 2015

Weekly Press Review – 10 July 2015

It comes as no surprise that there is still much unhappiness around the 2015/16 fishing rights allocation process.  The press has reported this week that both small scale and commercial fishermen have criticised the draft fishing rights allocation as unfair. This week officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) held the second … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 10 July 2015

Weekly Press Review – 3 July 2015

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has made headlines again this week with commercial abalone quota holders hitting out at the department’s new draft policies for long-term quota allocations. Abalone SA described the new draft policy as “a superficial copy and paste job”, leaving quota holders with no choice, but to “reject the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 3 July 2015