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DAFF Announces Total Allowable Catch for Rock Lobster

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2017/18 fishing season for West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) has been announced.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department confirmed that the TAC was unchanged at 1924.08 tons.

DAFF Updates Parliament on Small-Scale Fisheries Policy

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department wants to finalise all rights allocation appeals by 18 June 2018.

This was announced during a briefing in parliament on the Small-Scale Fisheries Policy.

National Veld and Forest Fire Bill Withdrawn

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.

The bill was tabled in November 2016.

DAFF Seeks Comment on Plant Breeders' Rights Applications

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The list of applications for plant breeders’ rights has been published in Government Gazette 41228.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the list in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act.

DAFF Puts Communities at Centre of Decision-Making in Fishing Sector

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department is determined to put communities at the centre of decision-making in the management of all fishing sectors including West Coast Rock Lobster.

In a statement, the department added that it remained committed to ensuring the equitable beneficiation of the fishing resources including historically disadvantaged communities.

Fisheries Transformation Council in Place

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A Fisheries Transformation Council has been set up.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced its establishment in Government Gazette 41190 in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act.

Liquor Products Amendment Bill Sent to NCOP

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The bill was tabled in parliament in July 2016.

Regulations Relating to Plant Breeders' Rights Tweaked

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Regulations Relating to Plant Breeders' Rights have been amended.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the amendments in Government Gazette 41179 in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act.

NAMC Receives Request on Imported Chicken

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The National Agricultural Marketing Council has received a request to set up statutory measures relating to levies, registration and records and returns on imported chicken.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced the request in Government Gazette 41164.

Appeals on 2015/16 Rock Lobster FRAP Extended

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The period for the submission of appeals regarding the final decision on the 2015/16 Fishing Rights Allocation Process for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector has been extended.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced that the new deadline for submissions is 17 November 2017.

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