“I don’t fish for fun, I fish for food, it keeps me living”

Masifundise hosted its first virtual launch for the Inland Fisheries Report and Documentary on the 28 October 2021. The event explored the challenges in enhancing the right to food, livelihoods and recognition for inland small-scale fishing (ISSF) communities. The...

Covid-19 deepened the challenges faced by small-scale fishers in South Africa

Coastal small-scale fishing communities in South Africa are often marginal communities situated in rural areas, with limited job and income opportunities. Fishing plays an extremely important role in ensuring local food and nutrition security as well as in developing...

Small-scale fishers should be prioritised over Ocean Economy Masterplan, says KZN Coastal Links

Earlier this month, members of Coastal Links in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) gathered in Richards Bay for four days to discuss the state of small-scale fishing in the province. Much of the discussion was around the meeting with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the...

‘Who stole our oceans’?

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approved three generation licences for floating powership provider Karpowership SA despite the ongoing legal battle and environmental concerns around the deal. Various environmental organisations around South...

Cabinet approves inland fishing policy

Masifundise welcomes the news that on Wednesday 4 August, Cabinet adopted the National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries’ Policy. The policy, which has been in the making since 2017, will provide an efficient regulatory regime for the inland fisheries sector....

Masifundise and Coastal Links pen down their objections with the Ocean Economy Master Plan

Masifundise Development Trust (Masifundise) and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) note with concern that the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment (DFFE) is finalising the development of a National Oceans Economy Master Plan. The Master Plan is...