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2018/19 West Coast Rock Lobster TAC Announced

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The 2018/19 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Recreational Fishing Season has been announced.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department declared that a TAC of 1084 tons has been determined for the 2018/19 fishing season as compared to 1924.08 tons last year.

Parliament Passes Plant Improvement and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bills

Parliament

Parliament has passed two key pieces of proposed legislation on plants and sent the two bills to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The Plant Improvement Bill and the Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill were tabled in parliament in March 2015.

Protocol on Wine Labelling Signed

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed the Protocol to the 2007 World Wine Trade Group Agreement on Wine Labelling in Washington, USA.

In a statement, the department confirmed that the Agreement focuses on the Requirements for Wine Labelling concerning Alcohol Tolerance, Vintage, Variety and Wine Regions.

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