Department of Fisheries

Fishers march into government offices

Hundreds of people from across the Western Cape gathered on Friday at the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) to protest the current fishing quotas. Naseegh Jaffer, director of the Masifundise Development Trust, which has focused on local fishing communities since 2004, presented a memorandum that was accepted by[…]

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‘We have lost trust in our leaders’, say Hout Bay fishermen

A Hout Bay fishing activist says Tuesday’s violent protest in the fishing town is the result of simmering frustrations amongst the fishing community. Mayhem erupted in the fishing village as fishermen barricaded roads burning tyres and rubble, clashed with police‚ petrol bombed Nyalas. Police responded with rubber bullets‚ tear gas[…]

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