Australian company Searcher has lost an urgent court bid to have a high court reconsider temporarily halting its seismic survey activity off South Africa’s West Coast. West Coast fishing communities had originally argued that the seismic blasting will cause “irreparable harm” to marine resources, which will have “knock-on” effects for their livelihoods”. Speaking to Fin24 on the sidelines of the court case, community members explained that they had relied on fishing for their livelihoods for generations. They also stressed that they were willing to fight “to the end”.