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.
It is well-documented that fish stocks in the oceans are under severe pressure from over-fishing and climate change, and this will worsen as we move deeper into the 21st century. At Sea Harvest our primary responsibility is to ensure that the disruption caused by humans on fish stocks is within manageable parameters, and for this reason we subscribe to an ecosystems approach to fisheries (EAF)...Read More
Fisheries training programmes provided by the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) are now also enhancing collaboration between role-players in the fishing sector and government’s compliance officers. Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) division responsible for monitoring of permits are now also benefitting from the RFA’s training programme. This...Read More
The marine fishery sector is important for the growth and development of South Africa. Not only does it provide an important source of food, it also creates tens of thousands of jobs for people residing in coastal areas. Although the sector provides less than 1% of the national GDP, it remains extremely important for coastal regions and communities who depend on fisheries for their livelihoods....Read More