Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rights

Local communities hit by collapse of global lobster trade

By James Stent - 24 June 2020

It’s World Oceans Day: Government needs to treat fishing communities better

Thousands of people are forced to fish illegally or with recreational permits

By Maia Nangle - 8 June 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown regulations threaten livelihoods of line fishermen

“Everybody needs the snoek run to make it through the year”

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 April 2020
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Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

In the 1970s there were dozens of trek fishing crews. Today, there are only four left.

By Ellen Elmendorp - 28 February 2020
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Eastern Cape fishers welcome issuing of fishing rights

“We have achieved this milestone after a long struggle”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 November 2019
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Durban lifts ban on fishing in its harbour

Port authority says use the port at your own risk because the water has not been declared fully safe

Roving Reporters - 7 June 2019
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New black fishing association launched

Chokka fishermen complain about working conditions

By Joseph Chirume - 21 November 2018
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Fisheries department rots from the top

A factional war lays bare a culture of corruption

By Kimon de Greef - 12 November 2018
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Police raid Hout Bay homes in massive crime prevention operation

Residents clash with cops

By Aidan Jones - 30 August 2018
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Cops killed Hout Bay fisherman, witnesses say

Durick van Blerk has been missing since 11 August

By Kimon de Greef - 27 August 2018
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Cops probed over missing fisherman

Police watchdog opens cases of attempted murder

By Kimon de Greef - 16 August 2018
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Hout Bay protest turns violent after poaching death

Hangberg residents accuse law enforcement of shooting Durick van Blerk

By Kimon de Greef - 12 August 2018
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Court gives community right to fish without permit

Landmark judgment for customary rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 June 2018
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How fishing in a Western Cape town is dying

“Our people have lived off the river for years … but fish don’t come here anymore”

By Barbara Maregele - 8 December 2017
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We don’t have money or staff, says fisheries department

MPs told directorate can’t implement co-operatives policy

By Alicestine October - 13 November 2017
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Diving for abalone among the great white sharks

Impoverished Gansbaai residents risk death to supply illicit trade

By Kimon de Greef - 11 October 2017