Western Cape small-scale fishers finally get their rights

Fisheries department announces long-awaited permits finalised in the Western Cape


News | 15 November 2023

Cape Flats fishermen still catching carp despite City health warning

The municipality has suspended fishing at Zeekoevlei due to high heavy metal levels, but people are still fishing in the Lotus River canal

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News | 17 October 2023

Fresh water fishers demand formal recognition of their livelihoods

Masifundise inland fisheries report says sector needs government help


Brief | 29 September 2023

Minister promises new lease of life for Hout Bay harbour

Fishers to get their fishing rights and a new production and packaging facility


News | 28 June 2023

South African activists urge French parliament to stop TotalEnergies’ “ocean grab”

Company criticised for huge profits amidst climate crisis


News | 23 February 2023

“Total madness”: Fishers protest against ocean drilling

TotalEnergies plans to drill for oil and gas between Mossel Bay and Cape St Francis


Brief | 9 February 2023

Final decisions on fishing rights only in October

Many fishers will be left stranded for months while waiting


News | 1 February 2023

Video: This abalone farm is starting to thrive

Inside a partly community-owned perlemoen farm that’s now producing 60 tonnes of the pricey gastropods every year

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Video | 25 January 2023

Perlemoen farm gives hope to West Coast community

Doring Bay Abalone, 37% owned by the community, produces about 60 tonnes of abalone per year, mostly to legally export to China.

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News | 24 January 2023

“If they are coming to drill oil, who can guarantee there will be fish left in 15 years time?”

West Coast fishers respond to TotalEnergies’ plans to drill for oil and gas


News | 20 December 2022

Saldanha Bay residents voice support for Karpowership

The controversial company, which uses fossil fuels to generate power from ships, claims it will create 240 jobs in the West Coast town


News | 2 December 2022

Companies are rushing to explore offshore oil and gas

Environmental activists want all exploration stopped


Brief | 9 November 2022

New fishing quotas to be allocated

But only original applicants may apply for rights


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”


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


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


News | 30 May 2022