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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,…

Regulations on Persistent Organic Pollutants on the Cards


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Regulations to prohibit the production, distribution, import, export, sale and use of persistent organic pollutants are on the cards. The environment, forestry and fisheries…

Comment on Grey Dell and Fort Grey Forests Extended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The comment period for two notices published in terms of the National Forest Act pertaining to the Grey Dell and Fort Grey Forests areas…

Plastic Colloquium Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Recommendations flowing from the Plastic Colloquium held in November 2019 are being implemented. Speaking at the 2020 International Coastal Clean-Up event and the launch…

National Waste Management Strategy Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) 2020 is aimed at promoting the waste hierarchy and circular economy principles. The environment, forestry and fisheries minister,…