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SADSTIA elects a new chairman

The South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) has elected Sea Harvest chief executive, Felix Ratheb, as chair of the Association. Ratheb takes over from his Sea Harvest colleague, Terence Brown, who chaired the Association for the past three years. Ratheb has more than 17 years of experience in the fishing industry. He joined Sea […]

SADSTIA celebrates interns’ success

The opportunity to write reports, use mapping software, attend courses and visit fishing company installations were identified as some of the advantages of participating in the first intake of the SADSTIA Graduate Internship Programme which came to an end in April. The programme provided 12-month internships to 20 young graduates, thanks to a partnership with […]

Study highlights the role of the environment in the life cycle of deep-water hake

A recently published study has shed new light on the life cycle of deep-water hake Merluccius paradoxus, the species of Cape hake that accounts for approximately 85% of the catches of the deep-sea trawl fishery. The study “Oxygen and temperature influence the distribution of deepwater Cape hake Merluccius paradoxus in the southern Benguela: a GAM […]

Cameras show real potential for catch monitoring

This story was first published in Fishing Industry News. Monitoring the catches of the deep-sea trawl fishery with cameras is not only efficient and affordable, but it has the potential to substantially improve the management of bycatch in the fishery, a new study has found. The cameras that were mounted in the fish factory of […]