Proposed abalone ranching between Doring Bay and Strandfontein Bay in the Western Cape Province

             
Introduction and background
 
Purpose and objectives
 
Documents for download
 
Submissions and enquiries
     
 
                     

 

Introduction and background

 

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Dallas Creecy, published a Government  Notice 704  in the Government Gazette 43474 advising the public of the proposal to conduct sea-based abalone ranching between Doring Bay and Strandfontein Bay in the Western Cape. 

The department received an application for a right in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 to conduct sea-based abalone ranching (of Haliotis midae) in a new area along an approximately seven (7) kilometre stretch of coastline between Doring Bay and Strandfontein Bay, Western Cape.  This area has not previously been used for abalone ranching.

 

Purpose and objectives of this communication

 

The department invites any person who wishes to submit representations or comments in connection with the proposed new area, to do so within 30 calendar days from the date of publication of the Government  Notice 704  in the Government Gazette 43474  (which was 26 June 2020) and by no later than 16h00 on the last day.  Comments received after the closing date may not be considered

Also, the department wishes to invite any other person holding interested in conducting abalone ranching in this same proposed area, to express an interest in applying for a right to conduct ranching in that area in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998. If the area is determined suitable for abalone ranching and other parties express an interest in applying for a right, a further notice will be published inviting formal applications to be submitted. An expression of interest must be submitted within 30 days of the publication of the Government  Notice 704  in the Government Gazette 43474  (which was 26 June 2020) and by no later than 16h00 on the last day. 

An expression of interest should include the following:

  1. Full name and ID number of potential applicant;
  2. Company name and registration
  3. E-mail address
  4. Contact telephone number

It should be noted that only one right will be allocated in this area.

 

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Documents

 

Availble for perusal: 

 

Potential applicants will be expected to comply with the following:​

 

Submissions and enquiries: 

 

All representations or comments in connection with the proposed new area must be submitted in writing to the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Branch: Fisheries Management, to the following addresses:

By post to:       
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Deputy-Director General: Fisheries Management
Attention: Ms Zimasa Jika
Private Bag X2
Vlaeberg
8018

By hand at:      

DDG: Fisheries Management,
Attention: Ms Zimasa Jika,
Foretrust Building,
Martin Hammerschlag Way,
Foreshore,
Cape Town

By e-mail: zimasaj@daff.gov.za  

 

Expression of interest information must be sent via email to zimasaj@daff.gov.za or posted to the department as follows:

Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries
Attention: Ms. Z Jika,
Foretrust Building
Martin Hammerschlag Way
Cape Town
8001

 

Enquiries:

Any enquiries in connection with this notice can be directed to:
Mr Asanda Njobeni
Cell: 082 924 0101or

Ms Zimasa Jika
Cell: 082 332 7943.

 

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