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DRAFT AQUACULTURE BILL: PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby invite interested and affected stakeholders to participate in the public consultations on the Draft Aquaculture Bill. The Draft Aquaculture Bill seeks to create an efficient regulatory regime for the aquaculture sector in order to create an enabling environment to promote aquaculture sector growth.

The objectives of the Aquaculture Bill are to promote responsible aquaculture development; promote the development and management of the South African aquaculture sector; promote coordination of aquaculture research and development activities; enable the aquaculture sector to be regulated more effectively, and to promote transformation of the sector.

For more information on the venues for each province, interested parties can refer to the DAFF website: www.daff.gov.za or alternately, contact Ms Gwen Bokwe at (021) 402 3346;
email: GwenB@daff.gov.za.

The draft Aquaculture Bill can be reviewed and accessed at the following link: www.daff.gov.za

Written comments on the Bill can be sent for the attention of Ms Gwen Bokwe and must reach the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by 16:00, Thursday, 31 March 2016 using any of the following options:

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