Weekly Press Review – 30 October 2015

Shipbuilding was in the news this week as Minister Rob Davies took the opportunity to highlight its potential contribution to the economy at the launch of a new vessel built at the Damen Shipyard Cape Town Facilities. Smit Amandla Marine (SAM) partnered with Damen Shipyards to build two new vessels at a cost of R150 million. SAM took … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 30 October 2015

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Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2015

While the student protests have dominated the South African newspapers, only one small maritime headline managed to surface. Last week five suspected perlemoen poachers were trapped within the marine protected area of Bird Island in Port Elizabeth.  Three were arrested, but the other two managed to elude the police. This week a fourth suspect was … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 23 October 2015

Weekly Press Review – 16 October 2015

The international FishCRIME symposium has made headlines this week.  The symposium, a joint initiative by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), the Norwegian government and two NGOs, Stop Illegal Fishing and PescaDOLUS, took place at the CTICC in Cape Town earlier in the week.. The key note address was delivered by Eve de … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 16 October 2015

Weekly Press Review – 9 October 2015

There is exciting news in the scientific world as scientists discover a host of totally new marine species. According to the press scientists have made the discovery in the “twilight zone” around the Hawaiian islands. The discoveries were made during a 28-day trip aboard a research ship from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 9 October 2015

Weekly Press Review – 2 October 2015

The tragedy aboard the MFV Lincoln which ran into trouble near False Bay resulting in the deaths of 11 fishermen received a lot of coverage in the press this week.  The search for the remaining missing crew member continues. According to survivor Peter Julies, the weather was extremely turbulent and the boat started taking water … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 2 October 2015