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South Africa could be swimming in opportunity

The republic is seeking ways to unlock the potential hidden in its oceans. Operation Phakisa has identified opportunities in aquaculture, ship building and maintenance, and fishing that will grow the blue economy. It is a strategy lead by The Seychelles and that requires continent-wide co-operation.

The growth of fish farming in South Africa

Seafood is popular on many menus, but over-fishing is costing the oceans dearly. Aquaculture is one answer, with fish farmed for consumption in protected environments. In South Africa, the industry is in its infancy, but companies are farming fish that are green-listed on the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

Boost for Addo's marine antipoaching efforts

Boost for Addo’s marine antipoaching efforts

Addo Elephant National Park's marine protection team has a new anti-poaching vessel that will be used to combat illegal fishing and poaching of the threatened abalone species in the protected area around Bird Island, an important breeding ground for gannets, penguins and a variety of marine life.
WWF wants your fishing stories

WWF wants your fishing stories

An innovative citizen science programme is calling on members of South Africa's recreational fishing community to contribute information about their catches - or even the one that got away - to help build a database that will be used to study the state of South Africa’s marine life.
Bill to grant small-scale fishing rights

Bill to grant small-scale fishing rights

The Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill aims to give small-scale fishers collective fishing rights for the first time, helping to root out poverty and poaching in South Africa's 150 fishing communities.

SA chefs practice safe seafood

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.

Fishing in South Africa

Fishing in South Africa

Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000km long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. Find out more - then follow up on our collection of SA fishing quick links.
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Looking out for SA’s sea life

South Africa is no less of a culprit when it comes to threatening the survival of marine species by overfishing. To curb this, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative aims to educate consumers on their choice of seafood and its impact on marine life.

IDC funds empowered fish cannery

IDC funds empowered fish cannery

With R22-million from the Industrial Development Corporation, an empowerment company has partnered with some of the country's leading fishing companies to develop a new pilchard canning factory in Mossel Bay - the first of its kind in the southern Cape region.
South Africa abalone fishing

South Africa bans abalone fishing

South Africa has indefinitely suspended the fishing of abalone - commonly known as perlemoen - in its waters, effective from 1 February 2008, as environmental authorities take drastic measures to protect the shellfish species from commercial extinction as a result of poaching and habitat destruction.

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