Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
27 Nov 2017Media Release: DAFF announces the 2017/18 west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season

The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC of 69.2 tons for the recreational fishing sector, the 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing effort will remain at 21 days and will be split as follows, following consultations

24 Nov 2017Media Release: Joint Meeting of Southern African Development Community Ministers

SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism met from 23 to 24 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa to review the overall state and performance, as well as new development in the environment, wildlife, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and tourism sectors. These sectors are inter-related

14 Nov 2017Media Statement : World fisheries day celebrations

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by fishing communities to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. According to a United Nations report, fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of over 200 million people, especially in the developing world, while one of five people on this planet depends on fish as the primary source of protein

13 Nov 2017Media Statement : DAFF 2017/18 West Coast Rock Lobster TAC permit right holders applications

Cape Town – Monday, 13 November 2017: West Coast Rock Lobster Permit Right Holders should apply for the permits at the Customer Service Centre of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). DAFF announced the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2017/18 fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL) on Friday 10 November 2017. Therefore, the fishing season is officially opened

10 Nov 2017Media Statement: DAFF warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has noted with great concern a letter circulating on social media platforms, purporting that the department has requested storage facilities from Phumelela Local Municipality. DAFF wishes to distance itself from this operation and wishes to state unequivocally that it has nothing to do with the fraudulent lette

24 Oct 2017Media invite : Official opening and graduation at St Marks Skills Center

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, invites members of the media to the opening and graduation ceremony at the St Marks Agricultural Skills Training Centre in the Eastern Cape on 26 October 2017

24 Oct 2017Media Statement: Fishing community demands Ministers intervention with middle men in the fishing sector

Cape Town – Monday, 23 October 2017: The middlemen that pose as representatives of our people should be exposed for who and what they are said Minister Senzeni Zokwana, as he engaged with fishers on the West Coast who raised concerns that others claim to represent them without any mandate from them

23 Oct 2017Media Statement : DAFF interventions to assist farmers to contain the spread of HPAI

Since the first case of HPAI was confirmed in a broiler breeder operation near Villiers, Mpumalanga in June 2017, a number of other poultry and ostrich operations, as well as wild bird species, hobby birds and backyard chickens have subsequently been infected with HPAI

18 Oct 2017Media Release: DAFF remains fully committed to transformation in the fishing sector

The Marine Living Resources Act was amended to recognise small-scale fishing as a sector within the fishing industry of South Africa. To this end, the small-scale fishing regulations with the entire legal framework have been approved and are being implemented in the four coastal provinces. The small-scale fishing sector will directly benefit approximately 30 000 people from coastal communities and is expected to transform the entire fishing industry

16 Oct 2017Media Statement : The scourge of poverty, inequality and unemployment is an unending battle we must all fight together

Minister Zokwana today in partnership with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commemorated World Food Day in Phuthaditjhaba, in Qwaqwa to heighten public awareness on the global and national state of food insecurity