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 and the NRF. Our professional network includes colleagues in South Africa, southern Africa and world-wide.


Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Madiba Day - 18 July 2017

The SARChI lab doing their 67 minutes for Madiba Day

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00
Just Out: 2 Papers in Ecological Economics

Dr Rachel Cooper has just published two papers from her PhD thesis on Hake modelling economics.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:30
Just out: Best practices for assessing fisheries - seabirds resource competition

We are pleased that our research on small pelagics fisheries - penguin interactions

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:15
Just Out - Decision tree for ecosystem assessment of the South Catalan Sea

Congratulations to Emma, who has received a special birthday present from the  Journal of Marine Systems:

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:30