Director: Alan Wilcox
Camera: Sara de Gouveia
Duration: 15min 2 Sec
John Felix lives in the village of Kassiesbaai on the southern Cape coast. Like his father, his uncles and his grandfather before him, he is a small-scale fisherman. But these days the fish are scarce.
To the east, their former fishing ground at De Hoop is now a no-take zone in the form of a marine coastal reserve. Marine biologist Colin Attwood argues for the long-term value of this protected area, adding that better targeting of desirable species, and improved marketing methods, could help John and his community to restore the local fishing industry. John agrees that there is hope for sustainability.