Coast KZN

The key aim of this newsletter is to disseminate information on coastal management issues to municipalities and government departments.

2018
Summer
  • uThukela: an estuary connecting catchment, coast and canyon
  • Lake Sibaya - an aquatic jewel
  • Developing coastal zone capacity in KZN
  • The nurdles spill one year on
  • Remembering an ocean conservation warrior
  • Back into the wild
  • Coastal access in KwaDukuza Municipality
  • Replenishing Durban’s beaches
  • Blue Flag beaches in KZN: 2018/2019
  • Keeping our beaches clean: International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018
  • Estuarine management: The Abbott judgment and its implications for Local Government
  • Monitoring humpback whales in KZN
  • 20 MPAs approved by Cabinet
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2017
Summer
  • Overcoming the nurdle hurdle
  • A portal into the KZN coast
  • Are we losing coastal space?
  • KZN public launch sites to be gazetted
  • Protecting the coastline and beyond
  • More cooler water species strand in KZN
  • A prickly problem...
  • Is coastal sandmining on the up?
  • New eco-label award for the coast
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2016
Summer
  • New era dawns for KZN's coast
  • Protecting our coast for the long-term
  • Building coastal management capacity
  • Uncertain future for marine fisheries monitoring in KZN
  • KZN Marine Strandings Network update
  • Ocean Stewards Programme
  • KZN beaches go Blue!
  • Saving St Lucia, again
  • Creating a splash during National Marine Week 2016
  • Keeping an eye on Sea Turtles
  • Mapping KZN's estuaries
  • Better coastal access for all
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
  • 'One Stop' ICM Tool
  • Reporting on the State of the Coast
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2014
Autumn
  • Managing our KZN coast
  • The Southern African marine linefish species profiles
  • A place you should visit - Maphelane
  • SA's coral reefs - beautiful, tranquil and highly valuable
  • An elephant seal visits the KZN coast
  • Did U know - Nudibranchs
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2013
Spring
  • Yet another ships runs aground on the KZN coast
  • Fifty years of turtle conservation & monitoring in KZN
  • Treasure Hunters
  • Why are tuna warm-blooded?
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2012
Spring
  • Sewage recycling - a viable alternative?
  • Ecosystem functioning
  • Sardine run 2012
  • Sewage spills
  • Helmet shells
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Summer
  • Repairing the KZN coast
  • Nginakekela amaxhaphozi! I save wetlands
  • Mysterious fish
  • Record raggedtooth shark recaptures
  • A magic water factory?
  • Did U know - lobsters have blue blood?
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2011
Spring
  • Mining gathers momentum
  • A place you should visit - Greenpoint lighthouse
  • Fish tagging in KZN
  • The 2011 sardine run
  • Bar-built estuaries periodically linked to the sea
  • Fall of the Phoenix
  • Did U know - oily beaches?
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Autumn
  • Our coast is a priceless treasure
  • A place you should visit - Sodwana Bay
  • Are corals plants or animals?
  • Estuaries of various shapes and sizes
  • COP 17 beckons
  • Did U know - that some fish can change sex?
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2010
Summer (Issue # 21)
  • What's next for KZN?
  • International coastal cleanup 2010
  • Are you fish friendly?
  • EKZN Wildlife tightens its grip
  • A place you should visit - Kosi Bay
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2010 Summer (issue #20)
  • FIFA fever
  • A place you should visit - Black Rock
  • Blue flag news
  • An icon of our coast
  • Mass migrations of a different kind - the mystery of Varuna
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2009
Spring
  • Tacklin sea-level rise
  • Marine & coastal education
  • Monitoring KZN's launch sites
  • Cleaning up our coast
  • A place you should visit- Trafalgar marine reserve
  • Action against pollution
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Winter
  • The long awaited ICMA is here
  • Blue flag news
  • From berg to beach & beyond
  • What is the CBMU?
  • A place you should visit - Ohlanga lagoon
  • Durban beachfront upgrade
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2007
Summer
  • Bill to open coastline to all
  • KZN outshines competition to claim blue flags
  • The 'calamity' - testing SAMSA's action plan
  • A novel approach to coastal zone monitoring
  • Coastal development in KZN
  • KZN boat launch sites
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2006
Spring
  • Get seafood smart!
  • Researchers get splashing
  • Coastwatch's marine investigation
  • Shadows on the beach
  • Build at your peril
  • Why do whales beach?
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Autumn
  • Durban launches new beach
  • Year of the turtle
  • Sustainable livelihoods and the IDP
  • Filming on the beach
  • Ammonia threat to uShaka
  • Boat launch sites in KZN
  • Chuck vs box jellyfish
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2005
Autumn
  • More blues for KZN's beaches!
  • Unusual fish
  • NPC Sea World education centre
  • Coastal livelihood projects
  • Subsistence fisheries co-management in KZN
  • District coastal working groups
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2003
Spring
  • What happened to the sardines?
  • Coastal management and IDP's
  • Sustaining coastal livelihoods
  • Adopt-a-beach
  • Ahoy, cruise tourism is here!
  • Co-operative governance makes a splash
  • National interpretive signage
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Summer
  • To drive or not to drive
  • Coastal tourism in the kingdom
  • Outreach programme expands
  • KZN's coastal management programme
  • Treasure chest project
  • What is CoastCare?
  • KZN flies the blue flag
  • Just beading around
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2002
Summer
  • 4x4 Beach ban begins
  • Dangerous sea creatures
  • Be shark-wise!
  • Coral bleaching at Sodwana Bay
  • KZN beaches go blue
  • Legend of the hole in the wall
  • What is the SCLP?
  • Facts at your fingertips
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2001
Winter
  • SACOAST - pioneering the use of the internet in coastal management
  • Community coastal monitoring programme
  • Shoal of fish scientists visit Durban • Shark sense
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Autumn
  • Hook, line and grunter
  • South Africa's water revolution
  • Legends of the sea
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2000 – 2001
Summer
  • What is CoastCARE?
  • Aliwal Shoal
  • Prawns and people
  • Angler ethics
  • Coastal trivia
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2000
Spring
  • Best practice coastal development
  • National estuaries workshop
  • Blue flag campaign
  • Pennington environmental inventory
  • Coastal trivia
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Autumn - Winter
  • Shark net reduction
  • Coastwatch becomes proactive
  • Tugela Banks prawn trawl
  • World environment week
  • CMPP & SCA updates
  • Fishcare
  • Coastal trivia
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1999 – 2000
Summer
  • Coastwatch-KZN
  • Coastal contacts
  • Estuarine alert
  • 1999 Coastal cleanup
  • New publications
  • Fishy facts
  • Beach driving hints
  • Coastal trivia
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1999
Spring
  • Coastal management policy programme - progress
  • 40 Years of marine conservation
  • Marine ecotourism
  • Stork visit
  • Coastal trivia
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Winter
  • Coastal management policy - where to now?
  • Sardine run
  • Sensitive coastal areas update
  • Days to remember
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1998
November
  • Update on the coastal management policy programme
  • The implementation of IDP in KZN
  • Implementation of the sensitive coastal area regulation
  • Determining the value of coastal services
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