Durban Pier Pressure: A discussion about pier access

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Curious about the struggles and dreams of KZN's subsistence anglers?

In this episode, Vinesh Soogreem chats to John Peter Narayanasamy, chairperson of the KZN Subsistence Fishing Forum, about the challenges and hopes of subsistence anglers in KZN.
They talk about the recent peaceful march by anglers advocating for more fishing piers, addressing allegations against them, and detailing the forum's efforts in community engagement, education, and environmental conservation.

The conversation also covers the forum's independent initiatives like providing cutting boards and refuse bins at various locations, and their push for inclusivity in decision-making processes related to fishing regulations and pier access.

00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Guests
00:29 The Plight of Subsistence Anglers in KZN
01:28 Understanding Subsistence Fishing
02:42 The May 1st Protest: A Call for Access
05:49 Addressing Allegations and Misconceptions
08:29 Efforts Towards Environmental Responsibility
09:42 The Debate Over Pier Access and Tourism
17:04 Proposed Solutions and Community Efforts
21:27 Looking Forward: The Path Ahead
22:58 Closing Remarks and Podcast Information
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