The fishing rights allocation process has made the news again this week. Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson published the 2013 policy for the allocation of fishing rights for eight fisheries, but according to industry consultant, Shaheen Moolla, the policy contravenes the Marine Living Resources Act (MLRA). The latest controversy centres around co-operatives. According to the MLRA, … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 26 July 2013
An interesting application of the Marine Living Resources Act made the news this week. A Paarl man has been arrested for salting and preserving fish without a permit. According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) all fish-processing establishments as defined in section 18(1) of the act needed permits. "The Marine Living Resources … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 19 July 2013
Mentioned in the press this week was the announcement of INTERPOL's Project Scale at a symposium held at the University of Cape Town (UCT) earlier in the week. The announcement was made by Eve de Coning of INTERPOL and the project is designed to respond to the R230bn that is lost to illegal fishing each … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 12 July 2013
As we welcome Ms Dipuo Peters as the new Minister of Transport, one has to wonder at the rationale behind President Jacob Zuma's cabinet restructure that will see the relatively new (and now ex) Minister of Transport, Ben Dikobe Martins, shuffle off towards the Department of Energy. Having declared 2013 Maritime Year and called for … Continue reading Will cabinet reshuffle quell maritime momentum?
With a few delays in getting our Weekly Press Review out over the last month, herewith please find a wrap up of the media coverage of the maritime industry during June (since our last post of 7 June 2013). During the week ending 14th June, The African Marine Debris Summit wrapped up in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town … Continue reading Press Wrap up – 28 June 2013