“Fishing for a sustainable and equitable future”
A transformed, prosperous and productive commercial fishing industry making a positive difference to South Africa
To promote the transformation, development, profitability, stability and sustainability of commercial fishing in South Africa
Striving for alignment in the commercial fishing industry in South Africa Promoting the interests of Registered Industrial Bodies in commercial fishing
Engaging key stakeholders in commercial fishing (e.g. RIBs, DPW, DTI, SAMSA, Organised Labour, BUSA and DAFF and others where the interests of FishSA members are relevant).
Achieving a constructive relationship with Government (This includes striving for greater certainty through ongoing discussion on general and sectoral policy development and other matters that require interaction. FishSA sees itself as the voice of all sectoral associations in pushing an agenda that aligns with the Vision and Mission of the association).Playing a critical role in supporting government’s responsibility to carry out high- quality, evidence-based fisheries research on environmental sustainability, socio- economics, co-management and compliance
(The view is that research should not be a primary responsibility of FishSA or a goal to achieve. Government remains the sole custodian of the resources in the ocean on behalf of the population and has a primary duty to ensure that research which informs its decisions are undertaken. The industry recognises that there have been often times where research has been delayed or hampered by lack of resources in DAFF and as such some sectors in FishSA have had to assist in own research and at own cost. While supporting government in this role, FishSA should strive for and focus on becoming a knowledge centre and depository of all sources of data and information affecting its sectoral Associations).
This document is Private and Confidential: It is for discussion only and does not represent the final views of the authors. Promoting South African fisheries locally, regionally and internationally(Representatives of FishSA must use their contacts and opportunities in national, regional and international engagements in which they might be engaged to promote FishSA by providing information about the organization and obtaining benefits for its members where possible while reflecting consensus views)