Analysis of governance of aquaculture employment in South Africa: status, lessons and suggested way forward
The FAO contracted our Professor Tom Hecht as Aquaculture Sector Analyst to improve the understanding of the governance of aquaculture employment in South Africa, with the purpose of learning from positive and negative lessons and suggesting possible corrective measures for substandard practices to improve the public perception of aquaculture.
This project included:
- Conducting an exhaustive sector literature review with regard to employment legislation
- Development of a questionnaire and conducting interviews with aquaculture farm managers and owners in South Africa
- An assessment of six South African aquaculture operations in terms of gender equity and equality, occupation types, salary scales, benefits such as health and training, and recruitment
- Analysing and synthesising data on the governance of aquaculture employment in South Africa