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Two members of abalone poaching syndicate arrested in Gqeberha

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Two key abalone poaching syndicate members were arrested on Friday 6 May in a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime...

SANDF fighting abalone poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat poaching and related crime in...

SANDF, law enforcement confiscate R5 million worth of abalone in combined...

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A multi-disciplinary task team consisting of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), SA Police Service and other law enforcement players last weekend carried...

Secret Chinese criminal societies make millions poaching abalone

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A net full of abalone isn’t much to behold. Their gray shells are covered with algae, and when cracked open they reveal a sea...

SANDF enforcing maritime security, combating poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has from the middle of January deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to deter...

ISS: Can the illegal abalone trade be stopped?

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Corruption is one of the primary enablers of wildlife crime as it prevents the problem from being effectively tackled. This was revealed...

DAFF clamps down on illicit trade of marine resources

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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has reiterated its call to all communities to work together to curb poaching and...

Zuma fingered in abalone bribery case

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The Hawks are investigating an alleged R1 million bribe paid to former President Jacob Zuma by an abalone dealer in the Western...

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers

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The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise. The members...

Marine inspectors, abalone syndicate in the dock

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Nine marine inspectors from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have appeared at the Hermanus Magistrate‘s Court for alleged involvement...

Opinion: Want to curb abalone poaching? Treat the cause

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A drone video published on Facebook on 21 February reveals, in remarkable detail, the coordinated effort behind an abalone poaching operation in...

Abalone worth R2.37 million seized at Durban port

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An operation by the Hawks and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has led to the seizure of 1.6 tonnes of abalone...

R30 million poached abalone confiscated in W Cape

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Joint efforts between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), SAPS and custom officials have led to the confiscation of R30...

Police smash abalone-smuggling syndicate

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The police have arrested the alleged masterminds behind one of the biggest suspected abalone-smuggling syndicates in South Africa. At least 10 suspects were...

Confiscated South African abalone stolen at gunpoint

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Poached abalone confiscated by South African police has been stolen by gunmen in a raid on a state facility where illicit hoards...

South African police seize $1 mln of illegal abalone

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South African police have shut down an illegal abalone-drying facility and seized six tonnes of the gourmet mollusc with an estimated street...

South African police seize 5 tonnes of illegal abalone

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South African police arrested a Chinese national and three Mozambicans on Tuesday in a raid on an illegal abalone-drying facility that yielded...

Asia’s abalone fever feared wiping out the gourmet mollusc in South...

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In broad daylight, groups of poachers hidden among the rocks of a South African marine conservation area wade slowly into the icy,...

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