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J&K Recycling provides a vital waste removal service For the past six years, Cornaphia Serabele and his team of helpers have collected plastic, paper and cardboard from Selecta Sea Products, a fish processing factory located in the Philippi industrial area outside Cape Town. J&K Recycling visits the factory premises three times per week. With agile […]

New five-year certification for SA’s most sustainable fishery

After an exacting 12-month re-assessment, the South African hake trawl fishery has been certified “sustainable” by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for a fourth five-year period. The MSC is an independent non-profit organisation that sets a standard for sustainable fishing and uses an ecolabel to recognise and reward fisheries that meet the standard. The MSC […]

Hake deep-sea trawl fishery provides a lifeline to SMMEs

A Saldanha Bay engineering company that employed five people in 2007, has grown into a multifaceted organisation with 72 employees thanks to its association with the hake deep-sea trawling industry. A second company has grown into one of the largest fully contained load transporters in Cape Town, with a fleet of over 90 trucks, semi-trailers […]

MSC re-certification stalled by last minute objection

A last-minute objection has stalled the anticipated re-certification of the South African hake trawl fishery by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The re-certification was expected to be announced in November 2020, but an objection by the Wildlands Conservation Trust has set in motion a formal objection process, starting with the appointment of an independent adjudicator. […]

World Fisheries Day 2020

Opening a window on an exciting new world On Saturday 21 November, World Fisheries Day will be celebrated around the globe, highlighting the importance of an economic sector that produces around 80 million tons of food and employs at least 40 million people. Two young Capetonians who have personal experience of the opportunities that exist […]

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 […]