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15 May 2014
Launch of Handbook for Fishing Communities in South Africa

About the event:

On 15 May 2014 please join us for the launch of Small-scale fisheries (SSF) Policy: A handbook for fishing communities in South Africa. The book is a resource to help empower fishing communities to know their rights under the new Small-Scale Fisheries Policy. In plain language the handbook outlines the key aspects of the policy, including:

    definitions of 'community', 'small-scale fisher', 'rights holders', 'community based legal entity' etc

    how to acquire rights

    criteria for rights allocation

    preferential access

    the basket of species

    co-management approach


    gender rights

    supply chains

    appeals and interventions.

Co-produced by Masifundise


 and Too Big to Ignore

, this handbook will be an invaluable guide for anyone working in the small-scale fisheries sector.

The handbook comes in the four main languages of coastal communities in South Africa: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.

EVENT: Launch of Handbook for Fishing Communities in South Africa
DATE: 15 May 2014
TIME: 10H30-12H30
VENUE: Ocean View Multi Purpose Hall, Milky Way, Ocean View