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Co-Management: An important element of the fisheries policy

Co-Management: An important element of the fisheries policy

In this edition, The Hook briefly explains the concept of co-management and ...
Meet Ayanda Yekani

Meet Ayanda Yekani

Ayanda Yekani, from Hamburg, Eastern Cape is a long time standing and ...
Hacked By By XwoLfTn

Hacked By By XwoLfTn

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Kelp Project to close, community members devastated…

Kelp Project to close, community members devastated…

Kelp Project to close, community members devastated… At a recent meeting of ...
Small-Scale Fishing Policy enroute…

Small-Scale Fishing Policy enroute…

The implementation of the Small-Scale Fisheries Policy (SSFP) has experienced major set-backs ...
Abalobi, empowering small-scale fishers through technology

Abalobi, empowering small-scale fishers through technology

Abalobi, the mobile app for small-scale fishers was launched on Tuesday, January ...

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Public Hearings on Abalone Poaching

  The Standing Committee of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will be hosting public hearings on the impact of abalone poaching on small-scale fishing communities in February 2017. Please find attached the committee programme for the hearings as approved by the Chairperson (dates and locations contained therein). These hearings […]

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Human Rights vs property Rights which is the best fit for small-scale fishers?

The debate surrounding the perfect rights allocation system for small-scale fishers has been a tug of “war” between those advocating for a human based rights approach and those in favour of property rights. Rights Based Approach is an approach that is centred around and promotes the use of ‘private property’ as a fundamental basis for […]

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Stakeholders call for radical action to save West Coast Rock Lobster fishery

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Fishing Permits granted to Vanderkloof Fishers

Fishing Permits granted to Vanderkloof Fishers

Small-scale fishers at the Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape scored a major victory this week, when it was announced that the Department of Environmental Affairs and Nature Conservation (DENC) in the Northern Cape has approved the permit for an experimental fishery to be launched at the dam, to the benefit of the small-scale fishers. […]

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Festive Wishes from Masifundise

Festive Wishes from Masifundise

Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa wish you a joyful and safe festive season, as we wrap up the year with this last edition of ‘The Hook’. We hope that this time will allow you to reflect on the year 2016 and that you will spend it and enjoy it with your loved ones. To […]

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Small-Scale Fisheries Imbizo in  the Eastern Cape…

Small-scale fishers and fishing communities in the Eastern Cape will in the following week get an opportunity to engage with the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana in a series of Small-Scale fisheries engagements  to talk about challenges that small-scale fishers and fishing communities currently face. The minister will also interact with traditional […]

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Coastal Links fishers scrum down in rugby tourney

  The proud members of the Coastal Links Langebaan Rugby Team that took part in this year’s Fishers’ Tournament in Laaiplek on the West Coast. Norton Dowries, convenor of the Coastal Links Langebaan Team, and vice chairperson of the local Langebaan branch, is proud of the achievement of the local branch to have fielded a […]

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Masifundise says no to violence and abuse towards Women and Children.

16 Day of activism against abuse of women and children began on the 25 of November. The campaign is a World-wide strategy to oppose violence against children and women and it aims to raise awareness of the negative impact of such violence and abuse. As we operate in the fishing sector, we are however aware […]

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Small-scale fishers hope for justice after Parliament protest

Small-scale fishers hope for justice after Parliament protest

FISHERS from the far reaches of the Western Cape and Cape Town gathered at parliament, at great personal costs to make a statement about their rights as fishing communities to be taken seriously by the government, the state and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). Getting up early in the morning on Friday […]

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WFFP Newsletter – November 2016

On November 21, 2016 the World Forum of Fisher People entered our 19th year of existence of fighting for the human rights of the world’s small-scale fishing communities. So, with this newsletter we want our members, allies and supporters to get ready for a new decade to take our struggle to greater heights. Download Newsletter

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Media Articles


Masifundise is building an extensive communication platform that includes, print, electronic and social media. With every issue concerning and affecting small scale fisher's, Masifundise endeavours to be heard.


By having regular articles in the press- we aim to bring information and awareness not only to small scale fishers but to the public at large.




These are our articles published in different print media.


Cape Times Article on Small Scale Fishing by CLSA
Son - Article 20 October 2013
Weekend Argus - 09 June 2013
Muslim Views Article - April 2013
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Masifundise can be contacted at infocom@masifundise.org.za or 021 6854549. Speak to Mansoor or Nosipho.
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