Fisheries Management

Biodiversity and Conservation SA Agulhas  
Introduction / purpose and functions
Strategic objectives
Documents /  content related to Fisheries Management operations
Structure and contact details
FRAP 2020/2021 SEIAS documents
 
           

 

Introduction and purpose

 

The puprose of the branch is to promote the development, management, monitoring and sustainable use of marine living resources and the development of South Africa’s fisheries sectors. Sustainable livelihoods will be achieved through aquaculture growth and fisheries economic development. There are six sub-programmes driven within the brach, namely Aquaculture and Economic Development, Fisheries Research and Development; Marine Resource Management and Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, Fisheries Operations Support and Financial Management.

  • Aquaculture and Economic Development: Will ensure aquaculture growth and fisheries economic development for sustainable livelihoods by providing public support and an integrated platform for the management of aquaculture.
  • Fisheries Research and Development: To ensure the promotion of the sustainable development of fisheries resources and ecosystems by conducting and supporting appropriate research.
  • Marine Resource Management: Ensures the sustainable utilisation and equitable and orderly access to the marine living resources through improved management and regulation.
  • Monitoring, Control and Surveillance: Ensures the protection and promotion of sustainable use of marine living resources by intensifying enforcement and compliance.
  • Fisheries Operations Support: The provision of support services in order to ensure the effective and efficient management and administration of the Branch: Fisheries Management and the Marine Living Resources Fund.
  • Chief Financial Officer: The provision of financial management for the Branch: Fisheries Management and the Marine Living Resources Fund.

 

Strategic objectives

 

  • Ensure increased production and productivity in prioritised areas as well as value chains.
  • Lead and coordinate government food security initiatives.
  • Ensure the conservation, protection, rehabilitation and recovery of depleted and degraded natural resources.

The department plays a significant role in Operations Phakisa (Oceans Economy) with ongoing technical support being provided to aquaculture projects in phase 1; 2, 3 and initiative 5 of Operations Phakisa (Oceans Economy) on governance.

 

Fisheries forms and documents

 

The following link provides all necessary content related to Forestry Management operations. Documents range from reports, strategic documents, legislation, research documents, and so on. Go to » Fisheries Management content page

 

Deputy Director-General Fisheries Management: Ms Sue Middleton
Cell: 082 371 6088
Fax:  
E-mail:  
 
 
Chief Director Marine Resource Management: Mr Dennis Fredericks Chief Director Aquaculture Economic Development:
Mr Belemane Semoli
Chief Director Fisheries Research and Development: Dr Kim Prochazka
 
Chief Director Monitoring, Compliance and Surveiilance: Mr Nkosinathi Dana Chief Director Fisheries Operations Support: Mr Cheslyn Liebenberg Chief Director Financial Managment of the Marine Living Resources Fund (MLRF): Mr Wickness Rooifontein 
 
 
Cell: 074 55 6333 Cell: 082 457 0477 Cell: 083 302 8191 Cell: 084 586 4804 Cell:  Cell: 082 822 2882
           
Mail Mr Fredericks Mail Mr Semoli Mail Dr  Prochazka Mail Mr Dana Mail Mr Liebenberg  Mail Mr Rooifontein

 

 FRAP 2020/21 SEIAS

 

Draft fishing rights allocation process (FRAP) socio-economic impact assessment system (SEIAS) phase 1 documents: General Policy on Allocation and Management of Fishing Rights 2013 and; the Policy for the Transfer of Commercial Fishing Rights, including the fishery specific policies.

 

Date Description
13 September 2021 Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998): Draft General Policy on the Allocation of Commercial Fishing Rights for 2021/2022 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) [G 45154 – GoN 865]   [PDF - 582 kb]
September 2021

Initial impact assessment: Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provisioning for the Mitigation and Rehabilitation of Environmental Damage Caused by Reconnaissance, Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations

August 2021

The Initial Impact Assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Fishing Rights in the Traditional Linefish Fishery [MS Word - 216 kb]

04 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights for the KwaZulu-Natal Prawn Trawl [MS Word - 191 kb]
04 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights in the Hake Longline Fishery: 2021 [MS Word - 212.5 kb]
07 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Fishing Rights in the Small Pelagic Fishery: 2021 [MS Word 198 kb]
07 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights in the Tuna Pole Line Fishery: 2021 [MS Word - 185 kb]
07 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights for the Allocation of Demersal Shark Longline Rights [MS Word - 174 kb]
07 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights in the South Coast Rock Lobster Sector [MS Word - 187.5 kb]
07 May 2021 Initial impact assessment of the Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights in the Squid Fishery: 2013; 2009 [MS Word - 275 kb]
18 May 2021 Initial impact assessment (review of the Policy for the Transfer of Commercial Fishing Rights) [MS Word - 215.5 kb]
18 May 2021 General Policy on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights: 2013 [MS Word - 194.5 kb]

25 May 2021

Extension of comment period – Phase 1 of the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) [PDF - 110.05 kb]

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