The review of the allocation of rights to the inshore fishery for hake and sole has been postponed to late April 2017
By agreement of both parties - Viking Inshore Fishing and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - the review of the allocation of rights to the inshore trawl fishery for hake and sole that was set to begin in the Cape High Court yesterday, 6 February 2017, has been postponed to late April 2017.
The outcome of the judicial review will have profound implications for the deep-sea trawling industry which faces a similar allocation of long-term rights in three years time.
Read ‘Transform at all costs’ agenda risks wrecking deep-sea fisheries sector. Business Day, 2 February 2017.
Read Economy of scale and the danger of fragmentation to the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry.
SADSTIA is an association of South African trawler owners and operators.
SADSTIA’s members participate in a sustainable and well-managed, MSC-certified fishery; produce food, sustain 7050 good jobs — with regular wages and employee benefits; and generate valuable export earnings for South Africa.