Exciting news for the local fishermen of Lamberts Bay as they will soon have the opportunity to become owners of a new crayfish processing factory in the area. According to the press, local businessman, Gerrit Burger, has purchased an unused factory in the area and is in the process of fitting it with the necessary … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 28 August 2015
This week's marine-related press reports focused on the make-up of the Fisheries Minster's advisory panel which consists of Julian Smith, Mamakhe Mdhluli and Shaheen Moolla. Lya Louw, founder of the Meermin Visserye CC in Lamberts Bay has voiced her concern about Moolla, of Feike Natural Resource Management Advisers, being on the Ministerial Appeals Advisory … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 21 August 2015
An investigation implicating nine international shipping companies has made headlines this week. The Competition Commission investigation has implicated the nine international shipping companies in the prohibited practices of price fixing, market division and collusive tendering for the transportation of vehicles, equipment and machinery by sea to and from South Africa. It is alleged that the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 14 August 2015
There's a general movement that is gaining traction in the maritime sectors that aims to boost the industry's contribution to job creation and the GDP. The Blue Economy is on everyone's lips and national, regional, continental and even international strategies are being developed to see our oceans contribute meaningfully to our human desire to produce and … Continue reading Access denied: flirting with the maritime economy?
Free diving is a sport of which I have very little knowledge, but as tributes begin to pour in for the missing Russian free diver Natalia Molchanova, it is clear that it is an extremely dangerous pursuit, enjoyed by like minded spirits with a great sense of discipline and a great love of the ocean. The … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 August 2015
Maritime Maestros have salt in their veins. They are committed to the industry in a way that goes beyond the scope of a 9 to 5 job description. They give passionately and devote their energies to develop the future of the industry as a whole. They lead the industry and often pioneer new paths - they … Continue reading What is a Maritime Maestro?
Rescuers have freed another trapped whale according to the press this week. The incident occurred about 100 metres offshore of Sunny Cove in Fish Hoek. The 8 metre long humpback whale was freed after it became anchored to the sea bed by Whelk trap lines. The whale was spotted by a local resident whilst he … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 31 July 2015