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Foreign trawler activity in SA waters

Recently, once again rumours and statements are circulating about foreign trawlers operating in our waters. This has occurred…

A ban on Recreational fishing during the KZN Sardine run?

I, the sometimes contrarian, have been meaning to comment on a number of Fisheries related matters for a while…

Fisheries Resources

I, the sometimes contrarian, have been meaning to comment on a number of Fisheries related matters for a while…

The Great White Shark Mystery

First question is, ‘are they a mystery?’ To me, a mystery is an event or experience, for which there is…

Controlled Exploitation of Inshore Resources

During last decade and a half, I have repeatedly written about the ever-increasing problems at Branch Fisheries, and their failure…

Marine Resources: Some conclusions and my legacy

We live in a confused and confusing world guided by a set of principles that, by their very nature generate…

The search for understanding. A lifetime of research on our marine resources.

I guess it all started in 1951, my first year at high school in Grahamstown, when my father, apparently giving…

Who should (be allowed to) catch what?

As many friends and associates know by now, I am very passionate about the Marine Environment and all that lives…

SASSI and South Africa's inshore fisheries resources

Some 70 years ago at the age of twelve, the writer, having already learnt its potential for great excitement, fun,…

Trawl By-Catch

BY-CATCH is to environmentalists almost as emotive a subject as seal culling. This applies to all types of fisheries, though…

A predator of the past! Mee?

As a line fisherman from the past (1952-1962), then occasionally, until I voluntarily gave up my commercial licence in 1992,…

SASSI, a worthwhile initiative?

Under the auspices of the WWF, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative came into being last year. It mirrors similar…

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