Weekly Press Review – 31 October 2016

 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has issued a provisional list of 126 fishing communities, but press reports state that small-scale fishers are adamant that they will appeal the list. DAFF small-scale fishers director, Craig Smith, said that many traditional fishers do not have permit records to substantiate their claims as small-scale fishers, … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 31 October 2016

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Weekly Press Review – 24 October 2016

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, was quoted in the press this week saying that an increase in the southern bluefin tuna allocation in South Africa is essential for job creation, and will provide permanent employment in the sector. The Commission for Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) has decided to increase the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 24 October 2016

Weekly Press Review – 14 October 2016

Long-term fishers from the West Coast rock lobster and abalone sectors gave a sigh of relief this week with the news that they have been exempted from applying for commercial rights for the 2016/2017 season. According to the press the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) made the decision in order to enable it … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 14 October 2016

Weekly Press Review – 7 October 2016

The press has reported this week that South Africa will invest up to R50.55 billion at ports in both Richard’s Bay and Coega to build infrastructure for a gas-to-power programme aimed at easing the country’s dependence on coal. The Department of Energy has said that a plant at Richard’s Bay will generate 2,000 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 October 2016

Weekly Press Review – 30 September 2016

Small-scale fishers have voiced their displeasure at the 2015 regulation forcing them to form one co-operative per community. According to the press this week the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is insisting that each community be allowed to form only one co-operative. Speaking at a national workshop organised by the Masifundise Development Trust, … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 30 September 2016