The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

20 April 2022. Read more…


Creating an investment-ready platform for infrastructure projects in the emerging aquaculture sector

15 February 2022. Aquaculture is defined as the farming and husbandry of freshwater and marine organisms such as fish, shellfish, and plants (including seaweed). Production can be land-based or off-shore in rivers, dams, or the ocean. Land-based aquaculture uses constructed systems with raceways, ponds, or tanks. Read more…


SA consumer power needed to help solve dire state of lobster fishing industry

25 January 2022.  Consumers can and must demand to see valid lobster catch documentation when ordering – whether it’s at a restaurant, from a fishmonger, online, or from a roadside market. Read more…


Regenerative ocean farming is trending, but can it be a successful business model?

11 January 2022. Projects in Denmark and England focus on education and building climate-positive models. Read more…


Aquaculture: France has become innovation nation for insect production

27 July 2021. Leaders in insect farming have the future of aquaculture and the environment in mind. Read more…


Farming fish in fresh water is more affordable and sustainable than in the ocean

30 March 2021. A tidal wave of interest is building in farming the seas. It’s part of a global rush to exploit oceanic resources that’s been dubbed the “blue acceleration.” Read more…


Outlook for the agricultural sector into 2021

6 October 2020. Against the backdrop of a contracting overall economy with South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 forecast to decline by over 8% year-on-year, there is a silver lining in the agricultural sector outcomes for the next season. Read more…


Ocean warming has fisheries on the move, helping some but hurting more

27 August 2019. Climate change has been steadily warming the ocean, which absorbs most of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, for 100 years. This warming is altering marine ecosystems and having a direct impact on fish populations. About half of the world’s population relies on fish as a vital source of protein, and the fishing industry employs more the 56 million people worldwide. Read more…


SA makes its mark in fisheries economy

16 April 2019 – Fisheries management remains a complex sector given the challenges of the need to provide fair access to all in the ever-shrinking resource, while having to balance the conservation of such stocks for future generations. Read more…


Fisheries department rots from the top

20 November 2018 – South Africa’s fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption. Read more…