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.
Bold leadership and continued collaboration between the fishing sector, environmental NGOs, retailers and consumers is the way forward if South Africa wishes to sustain its seafood stock for generations to come. This was the message at a seminar of the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) at Granger Bay in Cape Town, held ahead of World Oceans Day on Sunday 8 June. This year’s World Oceans...Read More
The deployment of a bird scaring line device by the local trawl fishery sector has dramatically reduced the number of albatrosses killed accidentally each year through fishing operations. This is according to research published in Animal Conservation, an international academic journal. The research reports an astonishing reduction of >95% in the number of albatrosses that are killed...Read More
A Code of Conduct for responsible fisheries in South African waters has been developed, with the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) leading the way. The RFA collaborated with independent consultants Capricorn Fisheries Monitoring (CapFish) on a project to develop a Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries in South Africa. The RFA – a partnership between the World Wide Fund for Nature-SA...Read More