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Deep-sea trawling industry welcomes the conclusion of lengthy rights allocation process

The South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) has welcomed the conclusion of a four-year process that resulted in the allocation of long-term, 15-year rights in the deep-sea trawl fishery for hake. The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, announced her appeal decisions in the hake deep-sea trawl fishery on 4 October …

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Bottom trawling is sustainable – when it is well managed

Well-managed bottom trawl fisheries produce food with a much lower environmental impact than any animal protein, including chicken, pork and beef. This is one of the findings of a paper published in July in the respected ICES Journal of Marine Science. Titled Evaluating the sustainability and environmental impacts of trawling compared to other food production …

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The trawling industry is working hard to meet MSC milestones

Auditors Jim Andrews and Guiseppe Scarcella of LRQA are pictured with Johann Augustyn (centre), Secretary of SADSTIA, during a visit to Cape Town in June. Academics, conservationists and a number of divisions within the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, participated in the annual surveillance audit of the South African trawl fishery for hake …

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Diversification and expansion on the cards as Nalitha Fishing thrives in Hout Bay

Bonga Mavume’s entry to the fishing industry was via a corporate job with the Oceana Group, but the landmark Sea Harvest/Viking Fishing transaction in 2018 gave him the opportunity he needed to start and grow his own company. Today, only eighteen months after its genesis, Mavume’s Nalitha Fishing is diversifying and thriving in Hout Bay. …

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Collaboration is the key to the future management of deep-water hake stocks

A panel of five international fisheries experts has encouraged South Africa to work more closely with its neighbour, Namibia, in the management of hake stocks. The experts, who spent a week in early December analysing the state of South Africa’s major renewable marine resources, scrutinized the latest genetic studies of hake to better understand the …

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