Recommendations for a resilient linefishery

By One Ocean Hub Author: Warren Potts (et al)

Credit: Thomas Hilmer

“Linefish’ is a uniquely South African term used to describe marine fishes that are captured using hook and line. The South African linefishery is a complex socio-ecological system that has a considerable impact on the coastal marine environment while generating social and economic benefits for commercial, small-scale and recreational fishers. Like many fisheries, this complex system is under threat from the combined impacts of increasing levels of exploitation and climate change associated with the Anthropocene…”