Ocean-defending small-scale fishers in South Africa say NO to seismic surveys

By Taryn Pereira

“As part of their Blue Economy strategy, the South African government has granted exploration permits covering 98% of the country’s EEZ. Small-scale fishers and their partners in South Africa have achieved two successful court cases in 2022, halting seismic surveys by multinational companies exploring for oil and gas. Small-scale fishers have led a strategic resistance, asserting their identity as ocean defenders, and defending their rights, livelihoods, and marine ecosystems…”

Main photo: Pippin Searle