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Tracy Chandler

Tracy Chandler

Been there, done that! Now looking out for the surprise! This summarises Tracy’s outlook on life –

at work and at home. With experience of working in newspaper newsrooms, at the coalface of numerous and

diverse trade publications, behind the lens recording the world go by, being “nice” in agency and corporate

public relations, and also general dogsbody and Jill of all trades, the task of publisher and with 13 years behind her

as Editor of Fishing Industry News Southern Africa and until recently Southern Africa Shipping News,

it is the pinnacle of an interesting career.

 

Contributors

 

Rory Haschick

Rory Haschick

Rory Haschick. Born and raised Eastern Cape, South Africa. BSc in Zoology and Chemistry; BSc Hons

and MSc in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science from Rhodes University; Higher Diploma in Business

Management. I got into fish via marine aquaria and fishing and this grew into an obsession with free and

SCUBA diving and into a career in ichthyology. I currently work for the Eastern Cape Development Corporation

in Investment & Trade Promotion including the sectors of fisheries and aquaculture.

 

Andy Johnston

Andy Johnston

Born 18 September 1935 (age 78 years), Walmer Estate, Cape Town. Played rugby for Thistles Rugby

Football Club of District Six and cricket for Glenville Cricket Club at Mowbray sports ground of which

I represented the Union teams. Attended -Zonnebloem College and Trafalgar High School. Married to Bonita,

a teacher, for 50 years (July 1963) and we have four children. Marc, Trevor and Jill (twins), and Karen

(Professor at Caledonian University Glasgow).

I have been involved in the fishing industry since 1959 as an abalone diver and lobster fisherman. My hobbies

are video & photography, scuba diving (open water certified), and reading (non-fiction especially history).

I am a member and associated with 12 international organizations and I have represented the World Forum of

Fisher Peoples at the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations since 2001. I have been involved since

1998 in 42 international conferences in most of the major cities around the world where I have done presentations

on food security and fishing issues. I have also contributed to numerous research papers,commissions, television

documentaries, radio programs, journals, and magazines.

 

Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards

Cape Town born and raised. Studied B.A. LL.B at the UCT. Later obtained a post graduate diploma in

tax law, and thereafter an LLM in commercial law (Shipping) also at UCT. I am the Managing Director

of Dawson Edwards and Associates, maritime law firm in Cape Town established in 1996. Other than shipping

and admiralty work, I have a strong specialisation in marine resources and in particular the fishing industry.

Our firm acts for a diverse range of maritime clients.

 

 
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