Who we are
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance is a non-profit body made up of like-minded organisations working together to ensure that healthy marine ecosystems underpin a robust seafood industry in southern Africa. Formed in 2009, the Alliance members continue to contribute resources and time towards the sharing of information, expertise and competencies to positively effect responsible fishing while influencing policy and fishery governance.
[Cape Town, 11 October 2016] On the eve of National Marine Week from 10 to 14 October 2016, many South Africans are unaware of a looming threat to the health of our country’s natural marine resources in the form of bulk seabed mining of phosphate minerals for use as fertiliser. A new report has found that prospecting rights granted to three companies over the past five years are in an area that...Read More
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA), a partnership between environmental NGOs (WWF South Africa and BirdLife South Africa) and five major fishing companies (Irvin & Johnson, Oceana Group, Sea Harvest, Viking Fishing and Pioneer Fishing), is calling for a moratorium to be placed on all new and existing prospecting and mining applications related to the practice of bulk sediment seabed...Read More
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA), a partnership between environmental NGOs, WWF South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, and five major fishing companies, namely Irvin & Johnson (I&J), Oceana Group, Pioneer Fishing, Sea Harvest and Viking Fishing, is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to reconsider the recent decision to allocate an additional...Read More