Media Statement: Masifundise backs Coastal Communities in Supreme Court Appeal Against Shell’s Oil and Gas Exploration

For immediate release 17 May 2024 On Friday, 17 May 2024 Masifundise will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein supporting Eastern Cape Coastal Links small-scale fishers who are applicants in the Shell case. Wild coast communities and supporting...

Media Statement: Masifundise and Coastal Links challenge DFFE statement on equitable distribution of TLF

For immediate release 14 March 2024 Yesterday, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) issued a statement to justify their decision regarding the traditional linefish total allowable effort (TAE) for the 2024/2025 fishing season. Masifundise...

Media Statement: Masifundise condemns DFFE’s Traditional Line Fish TAE Announcement as inadequate

For immediate release 6 March 2024 Masifundise Development Trust is an organization that has been involved in the small-scale fisheries (SFF) sector, working with SSF communities for over 20 years. Over the years, Masifundise has undertaken advocacy efforts and...

International report on fisheries and right to food presented at UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this month the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri, released his latest report titled, Fisheries and the right to food in the context of climate change and will present it at the 55th  Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) at...

Media Statement: Small-scale fishers urge Minister Creecy to fulfil promise of 50% Traditional Line Fish Allocation to the sector

The small-scale fishing (SSF) communities of South Africa express deep dissatisfaction with the allocation provided to the SSF sector by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE). The current allocation falls notably short of the commitments...
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