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The Responsible Fisheries Alliance is a partnership 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.
In 2016 The RFA voiced its concerns on issues that impact the status of the South African fisheries in a number of media publications. (Contains 7 attachments.) Permanent link to this post (27 words, estimated 6 secs reading time)Read More
Cape Town (February 2017) -The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) has cautioned that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF’s) decision to overlook the scientifically-based agreed-upon recovery plan for the West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) fishery could not only compromise the long-term future and sustainability of the WCRL stock but also ultimately influence trade. The...Read More
In South Africa, the fishing sector is governed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and any person or company who desires to trade or deal with fish products needs to be in possession of a DAFF permit. Every DAFF permit is accompanied by a set of clearly outlined rules or conditions with which the permit holder needs to comply. All DAFF permit holders are regularly...Read More