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DEFF Puts Permit Applications for New Fisheries on Ice


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries No new permit applications for new fisheries (experimental and exploratory) will be accepted until further notice. The environment, forestry and fisheries department confirmed this…

Information On Elephant, Lion, Leopard And Rhino Wanted


The Department of  Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has requested the public to submit written submissions, scientific information, socio-economic information or any other relevant information on matters related to the management…

Climate Change


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018 Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018

Draft Climate Change Bill on Track


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department is currently finalising the Draft Climate Change Bill. The environment, forestry and fisheries minister, Barbara Creecy, confirmed this…

Comment Period for Protocols on Environmental Impacts Extended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The deadline to comment on protocols for the assessment and report requirements of environmental impacts for environmental themes for activities requiring environmental authorization has…

DEFF Shines Light on Climate Change


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department will not shrink from its responsibility to undertake actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The environment,…

Plastics Master Plan in the Pipeline


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 31 January 2020 A Plastics Master Plan is under development. The environment, forestry and fisheries department announced this at the launch of the South…

Water Measuring Devices Under the Spotlight


Department of Water and Sanitation 23 January 2020 Water users who are not members of an Irrigation Board or Water Users Association have been instructed to install water measuring devices…

Deadline for Financial Provisioning Regulations Extended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 22 January 2020 An amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations is in place. The environment, forestry and fisheries department published the amendment in Government…

Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations to be Amended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 13 December 2019 Comment is sought on draft amendments to the Regulations Regarding the Phasing-Out and Management of Ozone Depleting Substances. The environment, forestry…