Western Cape small scale fishers access to rock lobster season

So we know there’s been immense challenges for the small-scale fishing sector and for years, fishermen have been asking for relief to the small fishing quotas. Yesterday Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy said she has granted small-scale fishers in Western Cape access to fishing during the 2019/20 West Coast rock lobster season as part of the transition to the new small-scale fishing sector.

Is this good news or not? Let’s hear from Pedro Garcia, Chairperson of the South African United Fishing Front (SAUFF) and SA Small Scale Fisheries Collective co-chairperson