Hondeklipbaai fishers engage public consultations for exploration drilling in Northern Cape

On 6 June, small-scale fishers and community members from Hondeklipbaai attended an Environmental Impact Management Services (EIMS) stakeholder engagement, together with Masifundise. The engagement aimed to update communities on the proposed oil and gas exploration...

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...

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...

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...