since its inception in 1999
CCAMLR, SEAFO, ICCAT, IOTC and CCSBT
France, Ukraine, New Zealand and more.
Capricorn Marine Environmental
We are a Cape Town based Company that provides highly trained, locally- and internationally-contracted marine observers for a wide range of maritime industries. We also offer comprehensive environmental consultancy services.
CapMarine was formed in 2004 in partnership with Capricorn Fisheries Monitoring (CapFish) cc, which was established in 1999.
CapFish and now CapMarine, are leaders in the establishment of Observer Programs in South Africa as well as globally.
The evolution of CapMarine underpins the transfer of skills, development of new capacity and responsible leadership.
CapMarine runs the international observer programs under the mandate of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)
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Marine invertebrates caught by bottom trawl activities have not featured much in the sampling strategies of the South African marine research and commercial trawling systems and only in more recent times has the data been sufficiently detailed to be confidentially useful for management.
Dave Japp and Kerry Sink explain whether something fishy is going on..
The research initiatives, conducted in collaboration with tertiary institutions, the government department scientists, NGOs and independent scientific monitoring companies, specifically reflect the actions required to close out any conditions of certification raised during the MSC assessment process.