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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.


Saturday, 29 April 2017
Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 13:15
Publication Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 13:00

New paper by Robert Williamson et al. stemming from his PhD research. “Combining shipboard in situ data with satellite data to estimate daily primary production in a coastal upwelling system: A data mining approach.” R. I. Williamson, J. G. Field, F. A. Shillington, A. Jarre, A. Potgieter.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 13:00