FRAP a major concern for small-scale fishers’ rights allocation

On the 19 May, Masifundise hosted an online roundtable to discuss the current Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) and its implications for the small-scale fishing (SFF) sector, in light of the appeal process being extended to 29 July 2022. The roundtable was...

Olifants fishers ought to be included in the re-allocation of small-scale fishing rights

On 11 May, the fishing communities of Papendorp and Ebenhaeser gathered for their monthly meeting together with, Masifundise, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Nico Waldeck from ABALOBI and The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), to discuss the state of...

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...

Fisher Peoples Tribunal to strengthen the voices of fisherfolk

On 12 April 2022, Masifundise hosted a successful strategy and planning workshop in preparation for a Fisher Peoples Tribunal to take place in 2023. The organisation has worked with rural small-scale fishing communities for the last 20 years, supporting mobilisation...

Latest IPCC report recognizes indigenous knowledge in ending climate crisis

On 4th April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its third report titled, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change. The most recent report provides instructions that need to occur with quick impact, to drastically reduce...