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South African fisheries out-innovate farming and forestry

   

Push for sustainable fishing practices behind innovation push

South Africa’s commercial fishing sector is more innovative than both the agricultural sector and the forestry sector according to a review of innovation performance from 2016 to 2018 published on 4 May.

Eighty-five per cent of the fisheries that responded to the survey—”a very high proportion” the review report notes—reported that they were innovation-active. The report says most of the innovation in the sector related to improving the sustainability of fish stocks.

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