We assist clients in assessing the status of natural resources, sustainability of existing use, and the design of optimal harvesting strategies which take the socio-economic context into account. We provide advice and assistance to new entrants and existing operators in biodiversity business such as mariculture, helping them to maximise their economic returns.
Preparation of a policy document and strategy for fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance in Mozambique.
The development and management of an offshore, boat-based fisheries monitoring programme designed to supply and deploy aboard fishing vessels, competent, suitably trained and equipped scientific observers for the inshore trawl, hake longline and west coast rock lobster fisheries.
The development and management of a shore based fisheries monitoring programme designed to assess levels of fishing mortality, stock abundance indices and to evaluate the effectiveness of management measures for the commercial and recreational linefishery, tuna pole and hake handline fishing in South African waters.
Implementation of a recreational fisheries monitoring programme on the South and East coasts of South Africa.
Assessment of the socio-economic impacts of a reduction in the sardine minimum Total Allowable Catch (TAC).
Socio-economic assessment of a 60% reduction in Viking fishing group’s allocation in the inshore demersal trawl fishery.
Assessment of catch and effort in the West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) recreational fishery.
Investigation into the potential impacts of the proposed Addo Elephant National Park Marine Protected Area (MPA) on commercial fisheries and their value.