Sea for yourself

Newsletter No.6 September 2016

Did you know that South Africa’s deep sea trawling trawl fishery is among the best managed and most sustainable fisheries in the world? Why not “Sea for yourself”?

SADSTIA is proud to release this short documentary about our fishery.

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SADSTIA releases latest employment figures

A total of 7 050 people are employed by the deep sea trawling industry, either on fishing vessels, at land-based processing plants or in a range of management, administrative or supportive roles. A factsheet produced by SADSTIA provides up-to- date information about the people who work in the industry, and their conditions of employment.

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Hilborn visit stimulates debate around the benefit of marine protected areas

Internationally renowned fisheries scientist, Professor Ray Hilborn, visited South Africa in August at the invitation of the South African Deep Sea Trawling Industry Association.

Prof. Hilborn participated in two public events, a seminar entitled “Fisheries Myths” at the University of Cape Town, and a debate with local fisheries experts at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Both events were exceptionally well attended.

Read an opinion piece on marine protected areas written by Prof. Hilborn and first published in The New Age newspaper.

Please follow this link to a film of the debate that took place on 26 August entitled: “South Africa’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) expansion strategy – do we need additional MPAs?” Professors Doug Butterworth and Colin Attwood of the University of Cape Town and Dr Jean Harris, Head of Scientific Services with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, debated this issue with Prof Hilborn.