Monday, January 9, 2012

Abalone Industry NOT Being Shut Down

It would appear that officials at the Fisheries Department are either willfully or through ignorance incorrectly advising right holders that the "abalone fishery will be closed on 17 January 2012".

This is not correct. The interim interdict that is being applied for seeks to stop those Zone C and Zone D right holders who fish in Zones F and G ONLY from fishing in Zones F and G.

In other words, right holders in Zones A, B, C (those that dont fish in Zones F and G), E and G will not be affected and regardless of whether the interdict is granted, they will be entitled to fish their quotas as per their current permit conditions.

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