The Captain's Log

November 28, 2020 // FRAP 2020/21 – THE TIGHT SQUEEZE AND THE CAF

INTRODUCTION It would appear that Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and its Minister are already behind on their most recent timeline for FRAP 2020/21. The latest official notification regarding the FRAP 2020/21 rights allocations was published by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (the Minister) on 26 June 2020 setting out the […]

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June 2, 2020 // OVERHAUL OF DIESEL REFUND SYSTEM ~ FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (MARCH 2020)

OVERVIEW On 31 January and 4 February 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) published for comment a draft rule and schedule which bring about substantial amendments to the diesel refund system (DRS). Comments on such draft were due on 16 March 2020 and various industry stakeholders have submitted comments. Over the last at least […]

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June 2, 2020 // KNOW YOUR COVER – HULL INSURANCE ~ FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (MAY 2020)

INTRODUCTION The nature of fishing vessels and their operations gives rise to a wide variety of risks and exposes the vessel and those that run the vessel to a number of different types of losses. Marine hull insurance being one of the oldest types of insurance has the purpose of limiting such risks and such […]

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March 4, 2020 // FISHING INDUSTRY LEGAL REVIEW – JANUARY 2020

The beginning of this 2020 “fishing season” is an opportune time to gaze into the crystal ball to see what potential legal issues may impact on the industry in the near to medium future.

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January 15, 2020 // BCP HORSE MACKEREL REVIEW – JAN 2020

On the 8th of November 2019, three of South Africa’s largest fishing companies Blue Continent Products (Pty) Limited (BCP/Oceana), Seaharvest Corporation Limited and Irvin & Johnson Limited launched a ground-breaking High Court review application in the Western Cape High Court. They are challenging the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries appeal decision in the Horse Mackerel Sector taken on 24 May 2019.

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