TotalEnergies will destroy our livelihoods say small scale fishers

South African fishers joined a picket outside the company’s AGM in France last week


Brief | 31 May 2024

Large fishing companies oppose squid quotas in court

The commercial industry is being “greedy” says Eastern Cape small-scale fisher


Law | 16 May 2024

Durban fishers demand access to piers

eThekwini municipality says fishers are banned from these spots because they violated City by-laws


News | 7 May 2024

Police and soldiers deployed to tiny West Coast fishing village

Controversial boat quotas to be reconsidered after meeting with Hondeklip Bay fishers, says fisheries department


News | 3 April 2024

Small-scale fishers threaten to take government to court

Unhappiness over fisheries department’s boat allocations


News | 22 March 2024

Small-scale fishers could be allowed to catch new species

Department of Fisheries says it welcomes suggestions


Brief | 27 February 2024

Fishing companies take Creecy to court over quotas

Fishing Rights Allocation Process was “rushed and haphazardly allocated” says lawyer for fishers


News | 5 February 2024

Cape fishers worried about declining fish populations

“The South African story has already been written in Namibia” where there was a three-year moratorium on sardine and anchovy catch because stocks were so low


News | 24 January 2024

Australian company to start seismic survey off West Coast in January

Environmental report acknowledges that seismic blasts, which are much louder than gunshots, can kill fish particularly those with swim bladders


News | 7 December 2023

Western Cape small-scale fishers finally get their rights

Fisheries department announces long-awaited permits finalised in the Western Cape


News | 15 November 2023

Cape Flats fishermen still catching carp despite City health warning

The municipality has suspended fishing at Zeekoevlei due to high heavy metal levels, but people are still fishing in the Lotus River canal

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News | 17 October 2023

Fresh water fishers demand formal recognition of their livelihoods

Masifundise inland fisheries report says sector needs government help


Brief | 29 September 2023

Minister promises new lease of life for Hout Bay harbour

Fishers to get their fishing rights and a new production and packaging facility


News | 28 June 2023

South African activists urge French parliament to stop TotalEnergies’ “ocean grab”

Company criticised for huge profits amidst climate crisis


News | 23 February 2023

“Total madness”: Fishers protest against ocean drilling

TotalEnergies plans to drill for oil and gas between Mossel Bay and Cape St Francis


Brief | 9 February 2023

Final decisions on fishing rights only in October

Many fishers will be left stranded for months while waiting


News | 1 February 2023