Fisheries Management

Introduction / purpose and functions
Strategic objectives
Documents /  content related to Fisheries Management operations
Structure and contact details


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


Acting Deputy Director-General Fisheries Management: Ms Sue Middleton
Cell: 082 371 6088
E-mail: Mail Ms Middleton
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: Ms Sue Middleton 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: 082 371 6088 Cell: 082 822 2882
Mail Mr Fredericks Mail Mr Semoli Mail Dr  Prochazka Mail Mr Dana Mail Ms  Middleton Mail Mr Rooifontein


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