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Stunning images open a window on the deep-sea world

Stunning images of the fishes and marine life living on or close to the seabed nearly half a kilometer under the sea, have been gathered by University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists working with a submersible camera off the west coast of South Africa. The scientists collected the images in the first of a series […]

Camera to capture the impacts of trawling

A team of UCT scientists equipped with a state-of-the-art underwater camera, is currently working in deep water near Port Nolloth to test the impact that trawling may have on typically trawled seabed. The team, headed by UCT associate professor, Colin Attwood, and accompanied by an engineer from the fishing industry, is conducting its experiments using […]

Five-yearly MSC re-assessment to begin

A second re-assessment of the South African hake trawl fishery by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) was initiated in January. The re-assessment is expected to take 11 months and it is likely that the outcome will be announced in the first quarter of 2015. SADSTIA is the first hake client to have secured certification from […]

International fisheries experts endorse hake OMP

The approach used to manage the South African hake fishery is working well and the resource has been recovering well from a low point in 2006. This was one of the main findings of an international panel of experts who conducted an assessment of South African stock assessments in December. Click here to download the […]

SAMSA Marine Notices

15 January 2013 A review of incidents resulting in death in the South African fishing industry: 2012 15 January 2013 The ad hoc inspections of South African flagged fishing vessels 14 February 2013 Code of practice for marine fire service stations 27 February 2013 Reporting of oil spills and shipping casualties threatening pollution 01 March […]