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.


Saturday, 20 October 2018
Just Out: Applying a decision tree framework...

We are pleased to announce that our work on decision tree frameworks to support an ecosystem approach to fisheries

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:45
BBC Podcast on Flies and Fisheries

As part of the BBC World series "The Food Chain", Dr Lynne Shannon was interviewed in

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Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 07:15
SCIFR at Resilience 2017 Conference

Last month the SCIFR (Southern Cape Interdisciplinary Fisheries Research) team attended the Resilience 2017 Conference held in

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:45
Come back soon!

A few days ago, we said good-bye to Ivan Machado Martins and family as Ivan's just over three month long visit came to an end.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:15