The SAFER team is preparing for the Rock and Surf Super Pro League (RASSPL) National Angling competition being held this weekend (26 - 30 April). RASSPL is the largest 100% catch-and-release (C&R) angling competition in South Africa and our research team has been an integral part of this angling league for the past several years. While one is unable to change the negative physical and physiological impacts associated with the angling event and the high energy environment that
Volunteers from Safer Lab attended SciFest Africa in Grahamstown to showcase fish ageing techniques and the implications of sustainable fisheries to young students at Water World alongside other exhibiting departments from the Rhodes University Science Faculty. The exhibit was well received and many students were intrigued by how fish hear and how we use fish ear bones (otoliths) to determine the age of fishes - and thereby how we manage fish stocks effectively.