Robben Island MPA

Robben Island MPA

Postby tcohen » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:47 pm

Just wanting to find out if the New Robben Island marine protected area will mean no more fishing.
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Re: Robben Island MPA

Postby RyanH » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:20 pm

If my reading of this https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/ ... gon122.pdf is correct then the restricted zone (no fishing) is the cross hatched block to the west of the island. So, unless you after hotties, yellowtail/snoek fishing is going to basically be no longer.
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Re: Robben Island MPA

Postby Kingfisher » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:29 pm

Has this come into affect yet? If so, why is it not enforced?
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Re: Robben Island MPA

Postby RyanH » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:10 am

From the various news reports on 2 and 3 April 2019, “The DEA is in process of finalising the Gazette as part of the process''. Quite what this means from a timing perspective is anyone's guess
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Re: Robben Island MPA

Postby JJ Scheepers » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Well to be honest, Robben hasn't really produced anything worth mentioning in recent years so I can't really say that I'm too upset if they stop all fishing there.
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Re: Robben Island MPA

Postby Wiele » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:09 am

Kingfisher wrote:Has this come into affect yet? If so, why is it not enforced?



From what I know , it takes from this point ( after its been gazetted) Year and a half to come into action or to be enforced.
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