fisheries

 
​There's a crisis in our oceans, illegal fishing dwarfs ivory and rhino horn poaching
​There's a crisis in our oceans, illegal fishing dwarfs ivory and rhino horn poaching
It is the greatest war on poaching in East and Southern Africa.
SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters
SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters
The fleet of nine fishing vessels went radio silent after sunset on May 12. Navigation lights and tracking beacons were also turned off. South...
New app for small-scale fishing industry
New app for small-scale fishing industry
A free app – co-developed by academics, government, civil society and fishing communities – will be the lynchpin in the government’s efforts...
Fisheries department will call on police to deal with corruption
Fisheries department will call on police to deal with corruption
The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department will call in the police if an internal probe into claims that department officials...
Fight to net sea lion's share of pilchard market heats up
Fight to net sea lion's share of pilchard market heats up
The battle for the local fishing quotas of the lucrative pilchard sector, which forms part of the staple diet of millions of South Africans, has...
Line fisherman to challenge licence decisions in court
Line fisherman to challenge licence decisions in court
Roland Wichman of the impoverished Hangberg community in Hout Bay is delighted that line fishermen who lost their commercial fishing licences are...
Department's fishing scoresheets illegal, says expert
Department's fishing scoresheets illegal, says expert
The scoresheets for fishermen who applied for fishing licences for tuna, squid and line fishing have now been sent out by the department of...
Madonsela scents something rotten
Madonsela scents something rotten
Iqbal Survé is only human, so it is likely that at some point after he learned of the death of...
Earth's final frontier
Earth's final frontier
Five years ago young South African scientists Mike and Linda Markovina set off in their 4x4 to explore 42 countries. Their aim was to find people...
Oceana tries to wiggle off the hook
Oceana tries to wiggle off the hook
Oceana Group, the South African fishing company, tried to have its cake and eat it last week. Caught in the crossfire of a Competition Commission...
Small fry for big fisheries
Small fry for big fisheries
This week the fishing group Oceana admitted guilt to the Competition Commission for a long list of price-fixing and market-allocation "contraventions" and agreed to pay a fine of nearly R35-million. It also named its alleged partners in crime. Some of the companies you will recognise...
Fisheries stink gets up MP's nose
Fisheries stink gets up MP's nose
The role of the former acting deputy director general of fisheries, Joseph Sebola, in the controversial awarding of a R800-million tender to...

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