Langebaan small-scale fishers’ continuous fight for recognition of net fish rights

On 18 May, the Langebaan small-scale fishers wrote a letter to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) regarding the number of boats registered on their permit. They were assisted by the Legal Resources Centre and supported by Masifundise. The...

Fishing Community Profile: Jozini

Jozini is a small inland fishing community located in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Jozini dam is situated in the community on the Pongola river. The dam is a source of livelihood for inland small-scale fishers in Jozini...

Wild coast communities await ruling for Shell case

On 30 May, small-scale fishing communities and environmental activists returned to the High Court in Gqeberha to hear the arguments for the case against Shell to stop seismic blasting on the Wild Coast. This comes after an interdict was granted last year preventing...

DFFE to undertake co-management in Western Cape this year

On 26 May, Coastal Links leaders and Masifundise attended a Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) workshop together with other fisher organisations. It was announced that the department will implement co-management and establish co-management...

Remembering Ocean People in celebrating World Oceans Day

The United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 (UNOC2022) will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference aims to mobilize action and propel science-based innovative solutions directed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action rooted...