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Minister Molewa calls for public comments on the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004) Draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan

24 November 2014

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has published the draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan in the Government Gazette on the 29th April 2014 for public comment in terms of sections 43(3)(a), 47(1), 99 and 100 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004). Notice is hereby given in terms of section 100(1)(b) of the Act, that the public may submit comments on the draft plan.

The primary purpose of the plan is to attain and maintain a favourable conservation status for resident and migratory sharks within the Republic, taking into account the socio-economic value of these species.

Anyone who wishes to submit comments in connection with draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan is invited to do so no later than 16:00 on the 25th of January 2015. Comments can be sent as follows:

By post to:

The Deputy Director-General
Department of Environmental Affairs
Oceans and Coasts
Attention: Mr. Gcobani Popose
P.O. Box 52126
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
8002

By e-mail to:        
zmapekula@environment.gov.za

Enquiries: Ms. Zintle Mapekula, Tel: 021 819 2474

Copies of the English version are available at the offices of the Department’s Oceans and Coasts branch, located at East Pier Building, East Pier Road, V&A Waterfront and on the Department’s website.

Electronic copies of the Draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan may be obtained by emailing a request for a copy to Ms. Zintle Mapekula (zmapekula@environment.gov.za).

To access the gazette, click on the following link:

>> National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No.57 of 2003) Draft Notice Declaring the Dwesa Cwebe National Protected Area in terms of section 22A of the National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No.57 of 2003).

 

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