Posted: Feb 14, 2023

International panel to review the management of African penguins

Managing the interaction between small pelagics and African penguins

SOUTH AFRICA: Following the closure of some fisheries close to penguin colonies last year, the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has appointed an international panel of experts with representation from USA, Argentina, Australia and the UK to advise on the management of interactions between the small pelagic (anchovy and sardines) fishery and the conservation of African penguins.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2023

Improving leadership in small scale fisheries

Pilot project improves skills in the Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) in partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) and the Oceana Maritime Academy, hosted a three day Integrated Small Scale Fisheries Empowerment Training Programme in Port Alfred.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2023

Africa well represented amongst ocean leaders

A number of African leaders chosen for leadership programme

AFRICA: A number of African representatives have been selected to join an international cohort of leaders on this year’s Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2023

Good news for South African cadets

Maersk commits to sourcing cadets from South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: In welcome news, Maersk has made a commitment to source South African crew for its fleet of 280 vessels that currently employ 12,500 seafarers.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023

ITF helps seize a vessel off Senegal to help secure wages

Representing the rights of seafarers

SENEGAL: The ongoing plight of four seafarers on board the MV Onda just outside of Dakar, came to a head this month as the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stepped in to help seize the stricken vessel after port authorities failed to respond to their call to repair the vessel’s engine.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2023

Intercepting human traffickers

Nigerian Navy rescues victims and makes arrests

NIGERIA: The Nigerian Navy (NN) reportedly rescued 18 victims of human trafficking earlier this month at Rijiyar Lemu in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023

Iconic reunion gathers maritime legends

Tug men reminisce

SOUTH AFRICA: It is seldom that such an immense gathering of tug and salvage talent is seen under one roof, but an initiative to organise a reunion paid off with many of the stalwarts of the South African tug history joining to “remember when we”.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2023

New theme for fisheries committee as it kicks off the New Year

Busy start for Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea

GHANA: January was a busy month for the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) having attended the Conferences of Ministers in Ghana where they chose a new theme for 2023. The first month of the year also saw the FCWC host a Ministerial Conference, participate in the development of a coordination framework and finalise the acceptance of the FCWC Regional MCS System

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