MASIFUNDISE AND COASTAL LINKS WELCOMES THE NEW PROCESS OF AWARDING SMALL-SCALE FISHING RIGHTS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

On the 5 September, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) announced that the Western Cape High Court has reviewed and set aside the 2016-2019 process of verification of Small-scale Fishers in the Western Cape province. Now, the process to verify...

Small-scale fisher movements prepare for COFI 2022

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will be hosting its 35th session this year from 5 to 9 September in Rome, Italy. This is the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. The COFI process is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agriculture...

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...