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.
The Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) has a new member. Pioneer Fishing has joined the Alliance to support the implementation of responsible fishing practices leading to healthy ecosystems along the coastline. In line with the core company values, Pioneer Fishing has joined the RFA to commit itself to the sustainability and conservation of our oceans as well as our fishing...Read More
The impacts of trawling on the ocean floor have been identified as one of the largest man-made sources of disturbance to the seabed and the organisms that live there. Several initiatives are underway globally to better understand the ecological impacts of demersal trawling, specifically in different habitats subjected to different types of fishing pressures. Efforts are now also underway...Read More
Marine mining is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, however, bulk sediment or deep seabed mining is novel and represents a major threat to marine ecosystems and the industries directly dependent on them for survival. In order to address the threat of bulk sediment mining, the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) has collaborated with WWF South Africa, the Centre for Environmental Rights...Read More