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Call for graduates to apply for the SADSTIA academic grant in 2021

Closing date: 30 November 2020 The South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) represents the trawler owners and operators that catch, process and market Cape hake. SADSTIA invites you to apply for the SADSTIA ACADEMIC GRANT FOR 2021 If you intend to do your Masters/MTech in 2021, or if you are currently enrolled in one […]

Covid Q&A

  The Covid-19 outbreak and the measures introduced to curb the spread of the disease have hit the global seafood market hard. Fishing Industry News talked to Felix Ratheb, chairman of the SA Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association, about the impact of COVID-19 on the export-oriented hake trawl fishery. This article was published in Fishing Industry […]

Call for Graduates to join the SADSTIA Internship Programme in 2021

South African Deep-Sea Trawling Association (SADSTIA) is an association that represent the trawler owners and operators that catch, process and market Cape hake. Closing date: 02 November 2020 Contract period: 12-months Salary: Remuneration is aligned with the TETA funding model per month Do you wish to be able to make your passion for the thrill […]

When allocating fishing rights, Government should learn from the errors of 2016

The 2016 allocation of rights to the hake inshore trawl fishery was a costly policy and administrative mistake that should not be repeated when rights are allocated to 12 other commercial fisheries in 2021. This is the advice from the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) which has published the findings of an analysis […]

What is it like to work in the fishing industry as a woman?

Statistics tell us that the hake deep-sea trawl fishery is male dominated – an estimated 40% of people working in the fishery are women. Does this matter? What does it mean for gender equality? Four women working in different roles in the fishery share their views and experiences.   Bianca Brophy is general manager of […]

Fishing industry bids farewell to a giant

Nico Bacon, founder and former executive chairman of the Viking Fishing Group, which was sold to Sea Harvest in 2018, has died in Cape Town at the age of 89. True to character, the legendary fishing entrepreneur worked right up until three weeks ago when he fell ill with Covid-19. Practical, down-to-earth and profoundly entrepreneurial, […]