PROTECTING OUR OCEANS FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY! Small-scale fishers from Western Cape celebrate World Fisheries Day and their Livelihoods organizing Food and Craft Market in Paternoster

The 10th Anniversary of the Equality Court Order that forced the then Minister of Fisheries, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk to amend the Marine Living Resources Act (MLRA) so that thousands of Small- Scale Fishers (SSF) along the South African coastline could be recognised,...

EASTERN CAPE FISHERS WANT ANSWERS! Small-scale fishers in the Eastern Cape voice their concerns about the future of ocean economy in South Africa on World Fisheries Day

Coastal Links Eastern Cape small-scale fishers and their community members used World Fishers Day to highlight their plight in the province and voice their concerns over the extractive emphasis in Operation Phakisa, which is squeezing them further and further out of...

A judgement for all fishers! One year after the court ruling, Langebaan fishers demand to be included in the decisions about their livelihoods

On the 31st October 2016, the Western Cape High Court ruled that the restrictive permit conditions that stopped the Langebaan traditional net fishers, including both the commercial and interim relief net fishers, from accessing their traditional fishing grounds in...