ORI News

Winners of Invertebrate Survey draw announced

  • 15 March 2016 | Ann Kunz

The Oceanographic Research Institute conducts quarterly surveys of shellfish collection in KwaZulu-Natal to estimate annual catches of intertidal animals and to improve management of our precious marine resources.

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Important things you should know before going fishing

  • 09 February 2016 | Stuart Dunlop, assistant scientist, ORI

Our ocean resources need to be protected for future sustainability, which is why regulations guide who fishes in our oceans, rivers and lakes, what they may or may not catch, when permits are required, why bag limits are in place, and why open and closed seasons are enforced, among other guidelines. If you enjoy fishing, this article is an invaluable source of information.

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Tsitsikamma National Park shore fishing halted after High Court appeal

  • 20 January 2016 | Ann Kunz

The “Friends of Tsitsikamma” were forced to take legal action against the Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National Parks and the Tsitsikamma Angling Forum after four designated areas of the Tsitsikamma National Park were opened to recreational shore fishing on 15 December 2015.

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ORI embraces new technology with BRUV systems

  • 24 June 2015 | Judy Mann, conservation strategist

Always on the lookout for novel ways to improve our research capability, the ORI has been experimenting with Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) systems, a relatively new method of studying offshore reef fish.

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Invertebrate Survey 2014 lucky draw winners announced

  • 04 February 2015 | Ann Kunz

Congratulations to Mr Moodley from Mariannhill who won two uShaka Platinum Passes in the Invertebrate Survey 2014 lucky draw. The Oceanographic Research Institute conducts quarterly surveys of shellfish collection in KwaZulu-Natal to estimate annual catches of intertidal animals and to improve management of our precious marine resources.

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Marine and estuarine fisheries of KwaZulu-Natal publication launched

  • 23 January 2015 | Ann Kunz

In order to manage fisheries on a sustainable and equitable basis, a sound knowledge of them is required. It is also necessary to consider the combined impact of all fisheries on marine biodiversity, as well as their value to society in order to create a balanced management approach.

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ORI celebrates 30 years' success in fish-tagging project

  • 28 September 2014 | Ann Kunz

The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP) has been hailed as one of South Africa’s most successful marine citizen science projects.

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Ugu Lwethu – Our Coast – first coastal resource for KZN

  • 18 August 2014 | Ann Kunz

One of the biggest constraints pertaining to coastal management in KwaZulu-Natal is access to information about the coast, its functioning and resources. In response to this need, the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) has developed a first-of-its-kind resource covering the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

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Tagged poenskop recaptured 18 years after release

  • 14 July 2014 | Stuart Dunlop and Jade Maggs, ORI

Since 1984, the Oceanographic Research Institute, with the help of conservation-conscious anglers, has been tagging important linefish species off the coast of Southern Africa.

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Tagged poenskop recaptured 18 years after release

Since 1984, the Oceanographic Research Institute, with the help of…

ORI celebrates 30 years’ success in fish tagging project

The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP) has…

Ugu Lwethu – Our Coast – first coastal resource for KZN

One of the biggest constraints pertaining to coastal management in…

Marine and estuarine fisheries of KwaZulu-Natal publication launched

In order to manage fisheries on a sustainable and equitable…

Tagged poenskop recaptured 18 years after release

Since 1984, the Oceanographic Research Institute, with the help of…

Ugu Lwethu – Our Coast – first coastal resource for KZN

One of the biggest constraints pertaining to coastal management in…

ORI celebrates 30 years’ success in fish tagging project

The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP) has…

Marine and estuarine fisheries of KwaZulu-Natal publication launched

In order to manage fisheries on a sustainable and equitable…