By Shakira Thebus Due to several threats facing the oceanic environment, an alternative form of livelihood and income will be offered through entrepreneurial and skills development as well as technical training. This week saw the official launch of the Ocean View Alternative Livelihoods Cooperative (OVAL), an initiative spearheaded by the[…]
The Simon’s Town National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Tuesday rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke after receiving a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town. The NSRI duty crew was activated at around 08:00 by the Transnet National[…]
Several buildings at the Hout Bay harbour were set on fire as protesters demanded a search for the missing man. Protests that turned violent over the weekend in Hout Bay, Western Cape, have culminated in the arrest of three people. The department of forestry and fisheries (Daff) office, as well[…]
Fishers say making a living as a line-fisherman has become near impossible, with new environmental laws and quota systems aimed at improving their lives having the opposite effect. With local government elections in sight, fishermen from the fishing villages of Struisbaai and Arniston have urged for government intervention to improve[…]
A Cape Town fisherman is presumed to have drowned after he went missing at sea off Cape Point, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Friday. “It appears that the fisherman, 51, from Khayelitsha, had gone on stern watch at 1am and was discovered to be missing at 1.59am,” said[…]
The body of a fisherman was retrieved off Elands Bay in the Western Cape after a boat capsized on Tuesday, the NSRI said. “The body of 30-year-old Cheslyn Africa, from St Helena Bay, was located and recovered today from the sea,” National Sea Rescue Institute spokesman Craig Lambinon said. Africa[…]
Israel’s navy opened fire on fishing boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, seriously wounding a Palestinian, fishermen and medics in the blockaded territory said. The military said it had no knowledge of any injuries, saying the navy had fired in the air as a warning not[…]
A fisherman was rescued after he fell into a fish bin in Simonstown, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Wednesday. “Only his foot still protruded from the bin, with the rest of his body buried under fish, and fellow crew grabbed his foot and managed to pull him[…]
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