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DAFF Evaluating Large Pelagic Longline Appeals

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, is busy considering and evaluating appeals relating to the Large Pelagic Longline sector.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department added that the decision on the Large Pelagic Longline appeals would be finalised by the end of February 2018.

DAFF to Focus on Fisheries Management

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department will focus on Fisheries Management in 2018.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has briefed parliament on its inputs into the State of the Nation address.

Small-Scale Fishing Cooperatives Under the Spotlight

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has announced that the amount of resources to be made available to small-scale fishing cooperatives will be determined by species habitat.

The announcement was made in a statement detailing the success of the small-scale fisheries cooperative training programme.

Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill to be Redrafted

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Draft Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill is to be reconsidered and redrafted.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced this during a briefing on its Quarter 2 Preliminary Organizational Performance Report for 2017/18.

National Agricultural Marketing Council Calls for Registration

National Agricultural Marketing Council

The National Agricultural Marketing Council has invited registration as a directly affected group.

The Council has invited directly affected groups to register with them in order to keep their Register of Directly Affected Groups for each commodity in the agricultural sector updated.

Amended AgriBEE Sector Code Published

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The amended AgriBEE Sector Code is in place.

Priority elements include ownership, skills development and enterprise and supplier development.

DAFF Issues Commercial Fish Processing Plant Exemption

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

An exemption to operate a commercial fish processing plant without a right has been issued.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced the decision in a statement in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act.

Statutory Measures for Wine Industry in Place

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Statutory measures for the wine industry have been set down.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the measures and guideline prices in Government Gazette 41288.

DAFF Publishes PAIA Description

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department’s Promotion of Access to Information Act description has been published in Government Gazette 41270.

The act prescribes that all public bodies must provide details of all internal records held so that requests for information can be processed.

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.

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