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Choose your fish wisely to prevent the collapse of the fish populations in our oceans. To help, the SASSI Seafood Circle recognises restaurants and chefs who are conscious of best practice.
South Africa's minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has been awarded France's Knight of the National Order of Merit Agricol in recognition for her services to agriculture.
South Africa is giving its small-scale fisheries industry a major boost by investing R100-million in 2007/08 to establish aquaculture projects in all four of country's coastal provinces.
The government has published a new draft fisheries policy for public comment. The policy covers the allocation of long-term commercial fishing rights worth an estimated R70-billion, and aims both to empower previously disadvantaged fishermen and to boost the country's fishing industry.
South Africa has proclaimed four new marine protected areas, bringing roughly 15% of its 3 000km coastline under protection, creating a framework for managing the country's fisheries, and consolidating some of the world's top research, eco-tourism, sport diving and fishing sites.