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Chinese trawlers bust in SA waters allowed to depart

Vessels were detained and fined — no evidence of illegal fishing was found

SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters

Foreign trawlers invading South Africa’s oceans costs the economy R60bn a year because it can’t afford to patrol and control its resources.

New app for small-scale fishing industry

The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.

Fisheries department will call on police to deal with corruption

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says she will call in the police if an internal probe reveals corrupt activity within the department.

Fight to net sea lion’s share of pilchard market heats up

Oceana asks the Competition Tribunal to overturn a decision by the commission.

Line fisherman to challenge licence decisions in court

Line fisherman have sought an urgent interdict against the fisheries department after its allocation of permits left many of without licences to fish.

Department’s fishing scoresheets illegal, says expert

A former legal adviser for ex-fisheries minister Valli Moosa says the department's scoresheets - giving fishermen permits to work - are unlawful.

Madonsela scents something rotten

Why did Tina Joemat-Pettersson's department bend over backwards to promote Sekunjalo?

Earth’s final frontier

Moving Sushi is the runner-up in the Future Leaders Award.

Oceana tries to wiggle off the hook

Oceana's claim that consumers were not harmed in anticompetitive practices rings hollow, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Small fry for big fisheries

Fishing group Oceana admitted guilt to the Competition Commission for a long list of price-fixing and agreed to pay a fine of nearly R35-million.

Fisheries stink gets up MP’s nose

Langa Zita, director general of the fisheries department has demanded answers to a damning report about a senior official's role in a dodgy contract.

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