Fishing

Companies are rushing to explore offshore oil and gas

Environmental activists want all exploration stopped

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Brief | 9 November 2022

New fishing quotas to be allocated

But only original applicants may apply for rights

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News | 6 September 2022

Small scale fishers call for halt to gas and oil exploration

“When foreign companies drill oil in our oceans, fish die”

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Brief | 15 August 2022

Western Cape fishers want rights allocation process to be started all over again

Small fishing companies say they’re at a disadvantage

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News | 28 July 2022

Court bid to stop seismic survey starts today

Shell’s attempt to explore for oil and gas off the Wild Coast was interdicted late last year pending the outcome of this hearing

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News | 30 May 2022

We can still save our abalone and lobster stocks - here’s how

We need more inspectors, and we need the urgent implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy

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Science | 4 May 2022

Huge factory building stripped bare in Hout Bay harbour while Public Works department dithers

Former Oceana fishmeal plant could have been used for a community project, says fisher

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News | 29 April 2022

Commercial fishing: Hout Bay fishers say they’ve been left out

Applicants have until 29 April to file appeals

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News | 8 April 2022

Diver accuses Alexkor of more illegal rock dumping

And Green Scorpions find evidence that the company is defying a Compliance Notice on coffer dam construction

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News | 22 March 2022

Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

Environment department lays charges against state diamond miner over use of “coffer dams”

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News | 19 January 2022

Concern over plans to cut the crayfish quota

Call for compensation for small-scale fishers

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News | 17 December 2021

Meet the woman at the centre of Port Nolloth’s crayfish trade

Rosie Malan has been working in fishing for 43 years

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Feature | 15 December 2021

Crayfish quota increased after protests by fishers

But quota to be cut again over the next two years to allow the stock to recover

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Photo Essay | 13 December 2021

Fishers march against lobster quota

Minister Barbara Creecy agrees to some of their demands

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News | 28 October 2021

Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns

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News | 23 September 2021

Eastern Cape fishers celebrate chance to once again catch squid

Small-scale fisheries have been given a 15% squid quota

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News | 9 July 2021