Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium today hosted a special celebration as its Shoreline Café, destination for thousands of hungry visitors each year, became the first restaurant in Africa to be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody standard for seafood traceability.
Photo (c) Tristan Times
The first official fishing day for the 2009/10 season, with catches being landed into Tristan’s new factory, got underway on the 28th July.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) -: One of the fishing boats being loaded into the harbour at sunrise
The Opening of Tristan’s new Fishing Factory seventeen months after being destroyed by fire.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) New Factory: Charl Project Manger of Apple Group: Left to Right - Charl Moolman (Project Manager) Eric Mackenzie and Alice Glass
October lands the highest catches since the factory was rebuilt after the 1961 Volcano (1963-1965)
Photo (c) Sarah Glass (Tristan Times) Brian Rogers and Cliff Swain in their fishing boat with fisheries apprentice Steve Swain.
Any way you look at it, poachers who steal Tristan da Cunha's lobster as well as other maritime resources and offload them in Cape Town have cost the people hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in lost revenue.
Photos (C) James Glass (Tristan Times) - Calshot Hatbour as it looks today.
Despite having evidence of landings of lobster (Jasus tristani) only found at Tristan and the Vema Seamount, plus lots of Octopus, the UK Government seems slow to act on our concerns.
Photos (c) James Glass (Tristan Times)
An undetermined amount of fishing gear and two power boats were damaged in a fire that was accidentally started onboard M/V KELSO, a fishing vessel that operated around Tristan da Cunha.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) - The M/V Kelso anchored off the settlement