The group around the South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries (SARCHI ME&F) is concerned with developing methodology for the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in the Benguela large marine ecosystem , and more generally, methodology for a systems approach to managing human interactions with the ocean. This includes coping with, and adapting to, climate change in marine social-ecological systems.
The interdisciplinary team is led by Associate Professor Astrid Jarre and Dr. Lynne Shannon.
We are a part of UCT’s Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute and UCT’s Centre for Statistics in Environment, Ecology and Conservation (SEEC). We are grateful for core funding by the DST/NRF South African Research Chair Initiative, and additional funding from the CEC, UCT, NRF, the A W Mellon Foundation, the Leiden Conservation Trust and the Responsible Fisheries Alliance . Our professional network includes colleagues in South Africa, southern Africa and world-wide.
Congratulations to Louise, who just had the twin papers emanating from her MSc research (UCT, 2015) published in the SA Journal of Science:
As contribution to DAFF’s scientific basis for management advice, we have prepared three documents for the attention of the International Panel:
Good governance and management - good fisheries - healthy ecosystems. A comparative study by the Human Dimensions Task Group of the global IndiSeas Programme supports the widespread impression