Dept Agriculture has processed 928 fishing rights appeals

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has processed all the 2013 Fishing Rights Appeals, Minister Senzeni Zokwana announced today, 14 De4cember 2015 A total of 928 appeals have been processed, starting from June 2015 till to date. Outlining the systems and processes put in place in ensuring a better and transparent process to the…

Fishing rights allocation process to start soon

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will start the fishing rights allocation process soon. The consultative process is now in full swing and officially started last week when the Draft Revised General Policy on the Allocations and Management of Fishing Rights was released, according to the department that says a meeting was also held…

Govt and farmers trying to contain bird flu in W Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says it is working with farmers in the Western Cape and the provincial department to contain the spread of a newly detected strain of bird flu. ┬áThe bird flu strain was detected on an Ostrich farm near Oudtshoorn, Western Cape on Tuesday. ┬áDepartmental spokesperson Steve Galane told SAnews…

South Africa, Russia sign fisheries agreement of intent

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has signed a statement of intent on co-operation in fisheries with Russia at the 5th Brics Summit currently underway in Durban. This agreement will be beneficial to South Africa for a number of reasons, including capacitating human capital through training opportunities and combating unregulated fishing said Agriculture,…