Western Cape fishing cooperatives appeal for better species allocation

Last November, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) awarded small-scale fishing (SSF) cooperatives in the Western Cape rights as the fishing season began, completing SSF rights allocation across all coastal provinces. However, the same...

Youth group tackle environmental challenges in fishing community

Environmental Traits (ET), located in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, is a startup youth volunteer association focused on addressing environmental issues and food security in the community. ET was informally established in December 2022 by a youth group from Port...

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...

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Naseegh Jaffer

16 November 2023 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Comrades, After more than two decades of serving Masifundise, Naseegh Jaffer has decided to stand down as Director as of the 31 January 2024. His decision to make way for new leadership to drive the new strategic direction of...

Media Statement: Further Reduction in WCRL allocation Raises Alarms and Uncertainty Among Small-Scale Fishers in Western Cape

For immediate release 9 November 2023 This year, as in previous years, the Western Cape small-scale fishers are under distress after the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) announced a 16.43% reduction of the West Coast Rock Lobster Total...
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