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SST calls for controlled bunkering in Algoa Bay

Ship-to-ship bunkering, or the transfer of fuel (often oil) from a supplying ship to a receiving ship at sea, has been one of the issues SST has weighed in on r...

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Update on Environmental Management Plan for Swartkops Estuary

We’re delighted to report that plans are underway to implement an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Swartkops Estuary – one of the most important estu...

Stopping fishing gear


Stopping fishing gear from harming Africa’s oceans

Have you ever heard of ALDFG? It’s the acronym for abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear – like nets, lines, and traps – that ends up in ou...

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SST attends a Hope Spot workshop hosted by Dr Sylvia Earle and Mission Blue

Legendary oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle and the league of scientists working under the Mission Blue banner are uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwellin...

Marine Pollution Amendment Bill


Understanding the new Marine Pollution Amendment Bill

Ships can pollute our oceans in various ways, from oil spills to harmful chemical sewage and garbage. To address this, South Africa is updating its laws to alig...

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Upcoming summer beach survey

With many of our beaches having now entered a relatively quiet period, we are busy planning to conduct another beach survey as we approach the end of the summer...

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SST’s fishing line bins reach East London

Collaborating with Kwelera Nature Reserve, Cosy Corner Eco Estate, and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) between December last year and ...

New editions of our popular research manuals


New editions of our popular research manuals

Research is awash with different methods and approaches to identify and quantify plastic pollution. To effectively monitor plastic pollution and its impact on A...

LitterLogga App


Available now: our new LitterLogga mobile app

Any strategies to mitigate waste entering the environment must be driven by research and supported by available data – but in Africa such data are scarce on the...


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