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Fishermen, farmers fear power ship

Fishermen, farmers fear power ship

WENDELLL ROELF A floating gas-turbine generator meant to alleviate South Africa's crippling power cuts has run into objections by oyster farmers and small-scale fishermen, who fear the environmental damage will destroy their livelihoods. The seafood sellers fear the 415 megawatt ship - to be moored for two decades at Saldanha Bay, 140 km north of Cape Town - will pump hot water into the bay and make endless noise, spoiling farmed oysters and scaring off fish as Africa's most industrialised country scrambles to fix electricity problems. Responding to complaints by the Green Connection environmental justice group, the South African government…
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Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change

Small-scale fishermen turn to apps and AI to tackle climate change

MICHAEL TAYLOR FROM weather-predicting apps to using artificial intelligence to monitor the fish they catch, small-scale fishermen and coastal communities are increasingly turning to digital tools to help them be more sustainable and tackle climate change. Overfishing and illegal fishing by commercial vessels inflict significant damage on fisheries and the environment, and take food and jobs from millions of people in coastal communities who rely on fishing, environmental groups say. In addition, climate change affects small-scale fishermen - who account for about 90% of the world's capture fishermen and fish workers - include fish moving to new areas in search of cooler…
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