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Update on the FRAP 2021/2022 appeals process: Hake Deep-Sea Trawl


04 October 2023


The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, has issued her appeal decisions related to the hake deep-sea trawl sector in terms of the fishing right allocation process 2020/2021 (FRAP 2021). 

The general published reasons for the appeal decisions in the hake deep-sea trawl sector: 2021/2022 have been published on the department’s website. Appellants will also be provided with the outcome of their individual appeal decisions in due course. Right holders are to access the FRAP online portal for their grant of right letters, which also will be uploaded shortly. 

“At the forefront of my consideration of the hake deep-sea trawl appeals was the need transform the commercial sector whilst maintaining the stability of the sector. In so doing, I was required to balance the need to admit new entrants into the sector with the need to achieve an equitable re-distribution of the total allowable catch. I was also mindful of the need to promote medium to smaller entities,” said Minister Creecy.

The department has revised the timelines for the processing, administration and finalisation of the remaining appeals relating to the FRAP 2021/2022 process such that the department will endeavour to finalise the hake longline appeals (280 appeals) by 27 October, the Sardine appeals (169 appeals) by 25 November 2023 and the Anchovy appeals (230 appeals) by 30 November 2023. 

“The deferral of the timelines for finalisation of the remaining sectors is necessary to ensure that I arrive at the correct decision on all appeals. The deferral will not prejudice any of the appellants and right holders in the remaining sectors, because I will have finalised and issued my appeal decisions in these sectors prior to the commencement of the next fishing seasons in January 2024,” said Minister Creecy.

Link to access the » general published resons on decision to appeal: hake deep-see trawl [PDF - 2.5 MB]   
                          » FRAP2021: Hake Deep-Sea Trawl Assessment Calculations for PAIA [Xlsx - 367.26 KB] 
                              » FRAP2021: Final spreadsheet for Hake Deep-Sea Trawl Assessment Calculations by the DA for PAIA [Xlsx - 513.9 KB]               
                              » FRAP2021: Hake Deep-Sea Trawl Quantum Allocation by DA for PAIA [Xlsx - 20.2 KB]     
                              » FRAP2021: Hake Deep-Sea Trawl Quantum Allocation for PAIA [Xlsx - 40.6 KB]     

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