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Marine & inland fisheries management

by Peter Britz, Water SA in 2015

The governance of South Africa’s inland fishery resources in the democratic era has kacked a guiding policy, supporting legislation and government capacity based on the social, economic and environmental objectives defined in constitutional legislation. This is ironic, as during the colonial...

by Abongile Ngqongwa in 2015

Conventional management approaches, focused primarily on stock status and top-down driven regulatory measures, such as are employed in many commercial fisheries across the globe, have proven to be inadequate in managing small-scale fisheries and have contributed to marginalisation of this...

by KL Cochrane, , J Joynera, WHH Sauer, J Swan in 2015

The Marine Living Resources Act (MLRA), which was enacted in 1998, is the primary legislation addressing South Africa's marine fisheries. In June 2012, another important instrument, the Policy for the Small Scale Fisheries Sector (SSFP) in South Africa, was adopted to rectify the exclusion of...

by Daniela Diz, ESPA in 2015

A new blue skies research project under the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, namely the Marine Benefits project, is being initiated at the University of Edinburgh to investigate how science can be translated into law in ways that encourage sustainable fishing that...

by SABC News in 2015

Watch two short video clips of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana. He was speaking to Morning Live at the celebration of International Fisheries Day in Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape. Zokwana says they are highlighting the role small-scale fishermen play in line...

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