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Draft National Inland Fisheries Policy Framework for South Africa

22 June 2018

On 22 June 2018, the Minister of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries published the draft National Inland Fisheries Policy Framework for South Africa for public comment.

The stated purpose of the draft policy framework is to guide the sustainable utilisation and development of inland fisheries in South Africa. It is also “designed” to align inland fishery givernane with Constitutional requirements for a sustainable development approach to natural resource utilisation for the benefit of all citizens.