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Draft Animal Welfare Bill Under Construction

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A new Animal Welfare Act is under construction.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, revealed this in a written reply.

Advisory Forum for Marine Living Resources Set Up

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, has set up a Consultative Advisory Forum for Marine Living Resources.

An invitation for nominations for members was published in Notice 942 in Government Gazette 41896.

NA Passes National Forests Amendment Bill

Parliament

The National Forests 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.

DAFF Shines Spotlight on Producer Development Support

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A Draft National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support has been drawn up.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the proposed policy in Government Gazette 41811 for comment.

Appeals Advisory Team on Rock Lobster Set Up

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

An Appeals Advisory Team on the Fisheries Rights Allocation Process (FRAP2015/16) for West Coast Rock Lobster has been appointed.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, announced this during an update on progress on the allocation of fishing rights.

Guideline Price for Soybeans Set Down

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A new guideline price for soybeans in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act has been determined.

The new guideline price was published, along with the establishment of the statutory measure relating to levies, in Notice 711 in Government Gazette 41767.

Youth in Agriculture Under the Spotlight

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department wants to create an environment where youth can flourish in the agriculture sector.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, emphasized this during an address at the 2018 #Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Competition Awards.

Liquor Products Amendment Bill Sent for Assent

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence in October 2017.

Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions Draws up Inspection Fees

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

In line with the Agricultural Products Standards Act, comments are invited from all affected stakeholders on the proposed inspection fees by Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions.

The invitation to comment was published in Notice 339 in Government Gazette 41704.

Aquaculture Development Bill Tabled

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Aquaculture Development Bill has been tabled in parliament.

Cabinet approved the bill for tabling in May 2018.

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