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Marine & inland fisheries management

by Anna Schuhbauer, U. Rashid Sumaila in 2016

Globally, over 90% of all fishing vessels and about 22 million fishers are considered small-scale. Despite their high numbers, small-scale fisheries are often understudied. They are usually economically and politically marginalized, and therefore vulnerable to large-scale threats (e.g.,...

by PMG in 2016

The Department of Public Works together with its Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) briefed the Committee on the Oceans Economy programme and the Green Building framework. In 2010, the ocean contributed approximately R54 billion to South Africa’s GDP and accounted for approximately 316...

by PMG in 2016

1 million hectares of land is lying idle in the rural communal areas. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) made this revelation when it was briefing the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its Second Quarter Performance and Expenditure Report....

by UNODC in 2016

Plaas researcher in fisheries, Prof Moenieba Isaacs, attended a meeting in Vienna to address fisheries crime through the criminal justice system, extending beyond the traditional realm of fisheries control and compliance. The event was convened by UNODC, together with WWF, and the Expert Group...

by Louzel Lombard, Traveller 24 in 2016

The Department of Environmental Affairs has recently announced the proposal to proclaim 22 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) all along South Africa’s shores, and invited the public to comment on the concept. The aim of the new MPAs is to increase the area of ocean biodiversity that is protected...

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