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Fisheries: Facts and Trends, South Africa

Posted on 31 October 2011
Fisheries: Facts and Trends South Africa
This snapshot report provides an overview of the status of South Africa’s fishing industry and the marine environment within which it operates. It highlights some of the significant challenges facing our marine ecosystems and the associated socioeconomic and cultural systems which rely on these resources for their wellbeing.

The report provides a clear picture of the precarious state in which we find ourselves after decades of mismanaging our marine systems. It underscores WWF’s drive to promote an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF), recognising the critical role that marine ecosystems play in maintaining resilient socio-cultural systems in the face of growing threats of climate change and food security.

We have not attempted to provide a comprehensive assessment of every issue, but have rather tried to provide a broad view which highlights the areas of concern and showcases some of the best-practice solutions that we will need to implement in order to meet humanity’s growing demands on our marine ecosystem. This is clearly one of the key challenges of the 21st century.

The information in this report has been collated from diverse and reliable sources and is intended to catalyse collaboration and act as a marker against which we can measure our progress in years to come.  
Fisheries: Facts and Trends South Africa
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