Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interim Interdict Issued in Abalone Case

Justice Dennis Davis this afternoon granted an interim interdict against those Zone C and D abalone right holders that were allowed to fish their quotas in Zones F and G.

The interim interdict will apply until such time as a proper determination of the actual interim interdict application can be made. This application will be heard on Thursday 26 January 2012.

The effect of the order is that the Department of Fisheries must ensure that all Zone C and D right holders who were allowed to fish in fishing Zones F (Robben Island; launch site OPBC) and G (West Coast) must be prevented from fishing in these 2 zones.

The Applicants, who are Zone E and G abalone right holders are advised by Feike and are represented by Shaun Hangone of Von Lieres, Cooper, Barlow & Hangone Attorneys. Applicants' counsel is Adv Darryl Cooke of the Cape Bar.

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