Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Minister Barbara Creecy visits Kleinmond following fires in area

The visit tomorrow will give Minister Creecy a glimpse of the extent of the damages caused by the fire, while she awaits the report whose assessment, once processed, will be made public

On Tuesday, 18 January 2022, the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy will visit the Kleinmond area following the fire which destroyed 5 417ha of vegetation and left one structure burnt. Last week Minister Creecy announced that in the interest of public accountability, the Director-General of…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Minister Barbara Creecy condemn killing of security guards killed at the Goudkoppies landfill site

The Minister also wished the two wounded guards a speedy recovery

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, has condemned the killing of five City of Johannesburg security guards killed in a shooting at the Goudkoppies landfill site in Devland, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. “The murder of the guards and wounding of two of their colleagues is strongly…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Minister Barbara Creecy commends firefighters for efforts to bring Overberg blaze under control

Fire fighting teams commended for efforts to bring Overberg blaze under control

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Minister Barbara Creecy, has commended some 300 firefighters who have been battling the blaze in the Overberg region of the Western Cape since Saturday. The fire, which is reported to have started in the Department’s Pine Plantation in the Kleinmond area, has destroyed more…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment announces the re-opening of the online application system for the fishing rights allocation

The online application system re-opened yesterday, 28 December 2021, and will close at midnight on 28 January 2022

The Delegated Authority has announced the re-opening of the Online Application System for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) for registered users and current applicants only. The reopening of the system does not apply to new applicants. The online application system re-opened yesterday, 28 December 2021, and will close at midnight…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Minister Barbary Creecy accepts a set of recommendations by the Consultative Advisory Forum (CAF) appointed to advise on the West Coast Rock Lobster fishery

Necessary regulatory processes will be followed to give expression to this decision

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has accepted a set of recommendations by the Consultative Advisory Forum (CAF) appointed to advise on the West Coast Rock Lobster fishery. Necessary regulatory processes will be followed to give expression to this decision. The report recommends that the TAC be increased…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment |

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment notes concerns about seismic surveys to be conducted along South African coastline

It should be noted that since the coming into effect of the One Environment System on 8 December 2014, the application process for the seismic surveys was finalised

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has noted concerns about the seismic surveys to be conducted by Shell and Impact Africa Limited off the coast of South Africa between December and February 2022. The impact of the seismic survey to be undertaken by Shell and Impact Africa has…