MSC re-assessment underway in Cape Town
Giuseppe Scarcella, Jim Andrews and Johanna Pierre will scrutinise every aspect of the management of the hake deep-sea trawl fishery and assess it against the MSC standard. Image: SADSTIA

MSC re-assessment underway in Cape Town

The South African hake fishery was one of the first fisheries in the world to be certified as sustainable and well-managed by the Marine Stewardship Council, and it remains the…

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Investment is the key to success
Impala Fishing operates 28 metre fresher trawler Okombahe with two other small rights holders. Image: SADSTIA

Investment is the key to success

Ask Celeste Diest how she got her start in fishing and she’ll tell you about running errands for her father, Harry Cottle, a ‘coloured’ entrepreneur who through sheer determination established…

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South Africa’s trawl sector welcomes postponement of long-term rights allocation
SADSTIA was welcomed the decision to postpone the allocation of long-term rights, subject to a comprehensive socio-economic study. Image: SADSTIA

South Africa’s trawl sector welcomes postponement of long-term rights allocation

The South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) has welcomed the publication of a Government Gazette which effectively suspends the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) that would have culminated in…

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New trawler delivered to Pescanova
Lalandii 1 has been delivered to Nueva Pescanova and is the first of three sister vessels for fishing in Namibia. Image: Nueva Pescanova

New trawler delivered to Pescanova

The first of a new generation of trawlers for Spanish fishing company Nueva Pescanova has been handed over by Astilleros Armon’s Vigo shipyard. Lalandii 1 is a 49,65 metre, 11…

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Hake – the low-impact option

An international study has revealed another good reason for choosing hake over beef and many other forms of animal protein: hake has a low environmental impact, according to Johann Augustyn, secretary of the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association.

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Amanda of Ladram: heading for the hake

The latest netter to join the fleet fishing from the south-west of England is Amanda of Ladram, following an extensive conversion job from its previous role as a Scottish prawn trawler. We caught up with skipper John Walsh and his crew in Newlyn as they were preparing for their first trip with the new boat.

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