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National Plan of Action on Sharks Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Effective communication and coordination from scientific evidence and advice to policy and management action is one of the recommendations of the expert panel on…

Algoa Water Supply System Under the Spotlight


Department of Water and Sanitation The taking of water from the Algoa Water Supply System is to be limited. The water and sanitation department announced the decision to limit the…

Parliament Briefed on Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2020


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Tight timeframes made worse by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions is one of the challenges to the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) 2020. The environment, forestry…

High Level Panel on Elephant and Lion on Track


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The High Level Panel set up to review policies, legislation and practices related to the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion,…

2020/21 West Coast Rock Lobster TAC Set Down


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The 2020/21 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and the Recreational Fishing Season has been announced. In a statement, the environment,…

Plastic Carrier Bags Regulations Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Public comment on the proposal to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations is under consideration. The environment,…