Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

Almost a year after the finalising of a forensic report alleging fraud by several high ranking fisheries officials, these same officials are still in their posts within the department. According to the press, the report was conducted by forensic specialists The iFirm after a botched state abalone deal in 2016. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 7 May 2018

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Weekly Press Review – 5 February 2018

Minister Senzeni Zokwana is exploring alternate remedies to resolve the appeals filed by applicants for Hake Inshore Trawl fishing rights - without litigation. According to the press, a statement will be issued within the next 15 days to update members of the public and the fishing industry on progress made in resolving the review applications. … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 5 February 2018

Weekly Press Review – 27 November 2017

Deputy Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Bheki Cele was cornered by a group of small-scale fishers at a launch to mark World Fisheries Day in Saldanha Bay this week. According to the press, representatives from various fishing organisations seized the opportunity to demand answers to their many grievances. Lambert’s Bay fisher, Ferdinand Fransman, speaking on … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 27 November 2017

Weekly Press Review – 18 September 2017

The partial sinking of the chartered Robben Island ferry, Thandi, on Friday afternoon has made headlines this week.  According to the press, the vessel began taking on water while returning from the island and the 68 passengers and crew on board had to be rescued. Senior manager of ferry operations at the Robben Island Museum … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 18 September 2017

Weekly Press Review – 19 June 2017

South Africa’s Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) is once again in the news this week. According to the press the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has appointed a new, three-member advisory panel to assist Minister Senzeni Zokwana with the 2015/16 FRAP, which has caused much anger and frustration amongst local fishing communities. Advocate … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 19 June 2017

Weekly Press Review – 1 August 2014

Perlemoen rights are back in the press this week with Minister Senzeni Zokwana (DAFF) making the announcement that all existing perlemoen rights' holders have been granted the right to continue fishing for another year.  The existing perlemoen rights expired on Wednesday. Fisheries management consultant, Shaheen Moolla was quoted as saying that this is the ninth … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 1 August 2014