New five-year certification for SA’s hake fishery
South Africa’s hake trawl fishery has been re-certified by the MSC. Image: SADSTIA

New five-year certification for SA’s hake fishery

After an exacting 12-month re-assessment, the South African hake trawl fishery has been certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for a fourth five-year period. ‘The South African hake…

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Hake fishery provides lifeline for smaller enterprises
MCK Engineering is one of 1041 SMMEs to benefit from an association with the hake deep-sea trawl fishery. Image: SADSTIA

Hake fishery provides lifeline for smaller enterprises

An engineering company at Saldanha Bay in South Africa that employed five people in 2007 has grown into a multifaceted organisation with 72 employees, thanks to its association with the…

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MSC certifies Namibian hake fishery
Landing hake from a Namibian trawler. Image: MSC/Oliver Binneman

MSC certifies Namibian hake fishery

MSC certification of Namibia’s hake trawl and longline fishery recognises progress made by the Namibian government and fishing industry in rebuilding hake stocks as it becomes the first fishery in Namibia,…

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SADSTIA elects a new chairman
Sea Harvest chief executive Felix Ratheb has been elected as chair of South African industry association SADSTIA. Image: Sea Harvest

SADSTIA elects a new chairman

The South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) has elected Sea Harvest chief executive Felix Ratheb as the Association’s new chair, taking over from his Sea Harvest colleague, Terence Brown,…

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Collaboration is the key to managing hake stocks
South Africa and Namibia are encouraged by an international panel to collaborate on management of deep-sea hake stocks. Image: Sea Harvest

Collaboration is the key to managing hake stocks

A panel of five international fisheries experts has encouraged South Africa to work more closely with neighbouring Namibia in managing deep-water hake stocks. The experts, who spent a week in…

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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

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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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