Lifting fish ban fury

30 November 2015 - 02:13
By Yolande Stander

A government plan to allow fishing in South Africa's oldest marine protected area along the Tsitsikamma coast has sparked a huge outcry from experts, who say it is "highly irregular" and could have a devastating effect on fish stocks. The Department of Environmental Affairs recently published its draft regulations for the rezoning of the Tsitsikamma marine protected area - managed by SA National Parks - after 20 years of discussions with fishermen in the area.

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