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. This group of like-minded organisations continues to share and 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) is looking to fund applied projects that address key issues relevant to the implementation of an Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries management (EAF). The alliance wants to expand its current scope of projects (see rfalliance.org.za/projects) by prioritising new projects which focus on the following areas: 1) Integrated ocean management The RFA wants to...Read More
A new bycatch co-management programme for the inshore trawl fishery is being piloted from this year. The sustainable harvesting of bycatch species has long been an interest of the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA). A previous RFA project, in collaboration with Associate Professor Colin Attwood from UCT’s Marine Research Institute determined the range of species caught in the inshore...Read More
BirdLife South Africa has joined the Responsible Fisheries Alliance (RFA) to support the implementation of responsible fishing practices leading to healthy ecosystems along the coastline. The RFA is a partnership between WWF South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, and four major fishing companies, namely Irvin & Johnson (I&J), Oceana Group, Sea Harvest and Viking Fishing. The RFA...Read More