MARINE LIVING RESOURCES ACT, 1998 (ACT NO. 18 OF 1998): PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL FRESHWATER (INLAND) WILD CAPTURE FISHERIES POLICY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Notice Title: Marine Living Resources Act, 18 of 1998 (“MLRA”): Publication of the National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy for implementation
Government Notice: GN 1790 in GG 45954 on 25 February 2022
Commencing date: 25 February 2022
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”) published the National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy for implementation.
The policy seeks to provide for a national legal framework for the promotion and regulation of inland freshwater fisheries across all provinces. At present, inland freshwater fisheries is regulated in fragmented manner across the provinces and in some instances, fishers’ right to inland fishing resources are not adequately recognised, promoted or regulated.
The National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy was approved by Cabinet for implementation on 4 August 2021.
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
Organisations / persons with rights to freshwater inland fishing resources must take note of the Notice and ensure that the necessary actions are taking to ensure compliance.
For more information or assistance please contact Jan Nel at firstname.lastname@example.org