Clyde Bodenham has, since 1991, been directly involvement in the South African commercial fishing industry. His experience which initially stems from 10 years employment at DAFF (formerly known as MCM and Sea Fisheries) applying the various pieces of Maritime Legislation across all South African Fishing Sectors, now encompasses that of Commercial Right Holder, Industry representative and business owner.
His vast knowledge of Marine Law has been further enhanced through attaining Diploma’s in Human Resource Management and Training as well as Project Management through the Chartered Institute for Business Management, Varsity College. Adding to this wealth of knowledge, he has furthermore obtained a Higher Certificate in Labour Law through the Advanced School of Legal Studies, University of Cape Town, and is one of a handful who has received a Certificate of Competency in Fishing Enterprise Management.
Armed with this practical experience gained over the 10 years at Government level, combined with the knowledge acquired within the various qualifications achieved, Clyde has, for over a decade now, owned and managed a maritime business Consultancy, what has indisputably evolved into a lead agency, advising an extensive client base which spans from Port Nolloth to Durban. The Company furthermore provides strategic support to a number of Industry Bodies providing not only a central point of business and corporate identity but secretarial services too.
Clyde has furthermore written numerous articles on a variety of pertinent issues pertaining to the Commercial Fishing Industry, all of which was published in the Fishing Industry News. Whilst the core focus of these articles has always being built around the challenges within the fishing industry, many national objectives such as Black Economic Empowerment and Employment creation has enjoyed his views within this widely distributed maritime magazine.
In addition to his Chairmanship of the South African Hake Longline Association, Clyde furthermore serves as strategic advisor on various Industry bodies such as the National Fishing Forum and the South African Tuna Pole Association. This advisory capacity has extended the borders of South Africa in 2010, 2011 and again in 2012 during which time Clyde represented the South African Tuna Fishery at the International Conventions for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna’s held in Paris France, Istanbul Turkey and Agadir Morocco. He has just recently again represented the Tuna industry at ICCAT in November of 2013 which was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Clyde can be contacted at:
Molimo Business Zone, 2nd Floor, 109 Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore, 8000
Phone: +27 21 4182696
Fax: +27 21 4182689
Mobile: 082 4455357
Direct Fax: 0865793370