The Captain's Log

September 14, 2021 // AUGUST 2021 – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE

MINISTER’S BOMBSHELL COURT APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE SMALL-SCALE FISHING RIGHTS ALLOCATIONS On the 5th March 2021 under case number 4020/21 in the Western Cape High Court, the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment applied to the High Court to have the allocations (effectively her own decisions) of small-scale fishing rights in the Western Cape […]

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September 14, 2021 // FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS ARTICLE – ITAC MAY 2021

ITAC PROHIBITION ON THE PURCHASE AND IMPORT OF SECONDHAND/USED FISHING VESSELS INTO SOUTH AFRICA Section 6 (1) (b) of the Act reads as follows:  “(6) 1 the Minister, may by  notice in the gazette, prescribe that no goods of a specified class or kind, or no goods other than goods of a specified class or […]

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September 14, 2021 // A South African Fishing Industry Tribute to Rachel Zeelie (20 February 1965 – 7 March 2021)

The 7th of March 2021 marked the sad passing of Rachel Zeelie, long serving consultant to the fishing industry. A South African Fishing Industry Tribute to Rachel was held at the Italian Club in Cape Town on 27 March 2021. A number of industry representatives Mike Stowe, Dr Johan Augustyn, Clyde Bodenham, Mymoena Poggenpoel and […]

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May 17, 2021 // DFFE PUBLICATION OF FIRST 3 SOCIO ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS (SEIAS)

Dear Clients On Friday 14 May 2021 the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) circulated the initial phase of the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Systems (SEIAS) for three sectors coming up for reallocation in FRAP 2021. The three sectors were: Demersal Shark; Hake Longline: and Hake Deep sea Trawl. The SEIAS are a legal requirement […]

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May 13, 2021 // AMENDMENTS TO EXEMPTION CONDITIONS

Dear Clients Please see the link below to public notice published by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“DFFE”) this morning. The attached notice effectively amends the conditions under which Exemption Holders are permitted to operate (“exemption conditions”), particularly as they relate to the transfers of shares / members interest in Exemption Holders. […]

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