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Fishing vessels ‘go dark’ to evade authorities, pirates

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Every time the Veracruz, a 108-meter refrigerated cargo ship, crossed the sea border from Namibia to Angola, it seemed to disappear. Possibly engaged in illegal,...

Maritime threats converge in Somalia

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Just as one maritime security challenge in Somalia seemed all but resolved, another one gained momentum. After years of declining pirate attacks off mainland Africa’s...

Sea Shepherd helps fight fisheries crime in Namibia

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International conservation group Sea Shepherd has teamed up with the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to carry out surveillance activities in...

Maritime trials and tribulations

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The guilty verdict handed down in a Sao Tome and Principe courtroom echoed across the globe. A Chilean captain and two Spanish crew members of...

DAFF uses diplomatic channels to return funds held abroad

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the department will be triggering its diplomatic channels and legal remedies to have...

Centre to fight illegal fishing to be set up

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As a signatory to the SADC (Southern African Development Community) Protocol on Fisheries, South Africa will play a significant role in the...

Mozambique Navy to use seized fishing vessel for patrols

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The Mozambican Defence Ministry has accepted the seized fishing vessel Antillas Reefer into service and will use it as a fishing monitoring...

South Africa not yet party to new international illegal fishing accord

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Twenty-nine countries have committed to a new UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing but...

Another three Chinese fishing trawlers escorted into a SA port

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A call for assistance to the SA Navy by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to assist in monitoring and...

SAMSA investigating seized Chinese trawler

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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is investigating a Chinese fishing vessel seized by authorities after it and eight others were...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...