A “beach bum extraordinaire” has teamed up with fellow marine scientists to generate a new wave of ocean stewards. FRED KOCKOTT and DIONY LALIEU report.
Writing for City Press, Max Matavire, states that the recently gazetted marine and coastal tourism implementation plan could see the protection of some sea life such as whales and turtles being undone. Read more
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The 2017 Cobbles Classic surfing event and Cape Recife Music Festival in Port Elizabeth last weekend, heralded the start of a drive to create “plastic-free” surf contests in South Africa. Spearheading the campaign is Diony Lalieu, the winner of Roving Reporters 2017 Soul Surfer award at the SA Longboarding Championships hosted in Durban earlier this year. Continue reading “Plastic-free surf contests for a “blue-er” ocean”
Deep-sea exploration sparks renewed conservation efforts, but when it comes to protecting ocean life, competing commercial interests pose a huge challenge, writes FRED KOCKOTT.
Amid United Nations estimates that more than half the ocean’s fish stocks are exploited – meaning they can bear no more fishing without population decline – a study published today reckons that ocean-farmed fish and seafood (aquaculture) has the potential to satisfy global demand by using a tiny fraction of oceans. Click here to read more about study at scienceblog.com.