Marine biodiversity disrupted by recreational fishing entanglements and discards in the Garden Route.

On the 30th June, members of the Strandloper Project set off down to their primary reef transect at Gericke’s Point to attempt a reef survey and to recover snagged recreational […]

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Whale deaths from entanglement in commercial fishing gear should prompt a review of fishing policy in South Africa.

This morning, as news of a possible third fatal whale entanglement in octopus traps in False Bay filters through, it is obvious that definitive action needs to be taken to […]

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Strandloper Project – Establishing a preseason Baseline of snagged fishing tackle at Gericke’s Point.

In the second half of December 2018 we conducted a dive to remove snagged fishing tackle from a transect on the eastern reef at Gericke’s Point. The primary purpose of […]

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Strandloper Project takes on Ghost fishing and marine plastics in the Garden Route.

The seemingly harmless simplicity of snagged fishing tackle on a reef at Gericke’s Point near Sedgefield in the Garden Route. Snagged hooks like this, with fresh bait still on, pose […]

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