Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns


23 September 2021

Eastern Cape fishers celebrate chance to once again catch squid

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


9 July 2021

Fish “no longer welcome” at I&J

After 100 workers go on strike company bans union’s general secretary Dale Fish


19 November 2020

“There are no jobs - this is how we support our families” says Kleinmond poacher

Earlier this week there were violent protests after five local men were arrested


8 October 2020

Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rights

Local communities hit by collapse of global lobster trade


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


8 June 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown regulations threaten livelihoods of line fishermen

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


7 April 2020

Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

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


28 February 2020

Eastern Cape fishers welcome issuing of fishing rights

“We have achieved this milestone after a long struggle”


18 November 2019

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

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7 June 2019

New black fishing association launched

Chokka fishermen complain about working conditions


21 November 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top

A factional war lays bare a culture of corruption


12 November 2018

Cops killed Hout Bay fisherman, witnesses say

Durick van Blerk has been missing since 11 August


27 August 2018

Cops probed over missing fisherman

Police watchdog opens cases of attempted murder


16 August 2018

Hout Bay protest turns violent after poaching death

Hangberg residents accuse law enforcement of shooting Durick van Blerk


12 August 2018