Integrated consultations for small-scale fishers and coastal communities

Integrated consultations for small-scale fishers and coastal communities

The Department of Forestry Fisheries and the Environment will be conducting Integrated Consultations for Small Scale Fishers and Coastal Communities across twenty-nine (29) localities within the 4 coastal provinces in the country, from Tuesday, 2 August 2022.

During the consultations, small-scale fishers, coastal communities, and related stakeholders, will be given an opportunity to make their inputs in respect of the Ocean Economy Master Plan (OEMP) and capture those for inclusion in the OEMP Implementation Plan

They will also be given an opportunity to examine and determine specific interventions that could be undertaken or supported to enhance the economic development of small-scale fishers, their coastal communities, and related stakeholders, especially cooperatives and sustainable livelihoods.   

The consultation process will be held simultaneously with other DFFE policy initiatives that also need to consult small-scale fishers, coastal communities, and related broader stakeholders. These DFFE initiatives include:  

  • Development of the implementation plan for OEMP;
  • Consultations on the developed Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) sector plans and;
  • Marine Protected Areas (MPA) issues that relate very closely to small-scale fishers and aquaculture, and vice versa. This directly involves the Branch: Fisheries’ offerings in the form of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture (marine and freshwater).   

The updated consultation roster can be found below:

Eastern Cape

Venue Date

Humansdorp
Kwanomzamo Community Hall

02 August 2022
10:00-13:00

Gqebera Nelson Mandela Bay
Gelvadale Hall

03 August 2022
10:00-13:00

Port Alfred
Civic Centre Community Hall

04 August 2022
14:00-16:00

Hamburg (Ngqushwa)
Hamburg Community Hall

04 August 2022
10:00-13:00

East London
Portside Community Hall

05 August 2022
​10:00-13:00

Port St Johns
Eluxolweni Community Hall

15 August 2022

Ngqeleni, Mngcibe
Mpoza

16 August 2022

Mqanduli Coffee Bay
Mdedeleli Senior Secondary School

17 August 2022

Willowvale
TRC Community Hall

18 August 2022

Centane
Centane Town Hall

19 August 2022

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Venue Date

Manguzi-Kosibay
Venue:TBC

30 August 2022

Hluhluwe (Sodwana)
Venue: TBC

31 August 2022

umHlathuze (Richards Bay)
Venue: TBC

01 September 2022

Kwadukuza (Stander)
Venue: TBC

02 September 2022

Western Cape

TBC

Northern Cape

TBC

For more information, please contact:
Tel: 076 812 2920
E-mail: ttanci@dffe,gov.za.