FISHING

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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
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Fishers march into government offices

Call for crayfish quotas to be allocated to nearshore fishers and not large commercial fisheries

By Yann Macherez - 22 September 2017
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Hout Bay residents call for solidarity with Hangberg

Solemn protest on International Day of Peace demands housing and fishing rights

By Yann Macherez - 22 September 2017
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Fishing quotas killed Waylon, say Hawston residents

25-year-old drowned trying to learn to dive for abalone

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 September 2017
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Chokka fishers struggle to survive in lean times

Separated for long periods from their families, the fishers eke out a meagre living catching squid

By Navar Claasen - 19 September 2017
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Debate on key fishing bill stalled in Parliament

No responses yet to angry fishing communities

By Alicestine October - 18 September 2017
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In photos: Hangberg erupts over fishing rights

Rubber bullets, petrol bombs, flares and tear gas fill the air as protest escalates

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 September 2017
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Police shoot child in mouth

Hout Bay residents protest against shrinking lobster quotas

By Kimon de Greef - 12 September 2017
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Saldanha fishermen slam new marine bill

“Where are we going to fish?” MPs asked during public hearing

By Alicestine October - 1 September 2017