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Western Cape to boost aquaculture

Article as appeared on’s website: 31 July 2013 The Western Cape government is examining ways to establish special economic zones (SEZs) to grow its aquaculture industry, according to Alan Winde, the provincial minister of finance, economic development and tourism. Winde visited the province’s two largest abalone farms, Abagold and HIK Abalone Farm, both in Hermanus, on 12 […]

BLUE REVOLUTION: SA moving to secure its share of world aquaculture growth

Article as appeared on: 26 July 2013 in Engineering News     South Africa’s aquaculture industry, though still in its infancy, has been identified by government as a key priority sector because of its potential to supplement dwindling wild-caught fish stocks with cultured fish products. Aquaculture – often referred to as the Blue Revolution – […]

Plan to boost aquaculture industry in Western Cape

Article as appeared on: 14 June 2013 in the Cape Argus THE WESTERN cape government is looking at establishing special economic zones from Hermanus to Gansbaai to boost the local aquaculture industry which employs 2300 people. Finance, Economic Development and Tourism MEC Alan Winde announced this plan during his visit to two of the province’s […]

Minister visits local abalone farms

Article as appeared on: 20 June 2013 in the Hermanus Times KERRY VAN RENSBURG The establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and a R50 million investment are on the cards to facilitate growth in the local aquaculture industry. The announcement of these measures was made by Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, […]

Wave energy project gets the green light

Article as appeared on: 20 June 2013 in the Hermanus Times KERRY VAN RENSBURG It’s a first for SA and the world. The innovative combination of technology that Abagold has used in the design of their wave energy converter has been given the green light from the Department of Environmental Affairs. The wave energy converter […]