The Captain's Log

January 15, 2020 // BCP HORSE MACKEREL REVIEW – JAN 2020

On the 8th of November 2019, three of South Africa’s largest fishing companies Blue Continent Products (Pty) Limited (BCP/Oceana), Seaharvest Corporation Limited and Irvin & Johnson Limited launched a ground-breaking High Court review application in the Western Cape High Court. They are challenging the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries appeal decision in the Horse Mackerel Sector taken on 24 May 2019.

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June 10, 2019 // HAKE INSHORE TRAWL ALLOCATIONS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (MAR 2019)

THE NEVER ENDING STORY – HAKE INSHORE TRAWL ALLOCATIONS   Growing up one would often wonder when the “Rocky” movies would come to an end or whether they would somehow manage to squeeze out another sequel.  The FRAP 2015/16 Hake Inshore Trawl (HIT) allocations appear to be no different. With the launch of the latest […]

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June 10, 2019 // FOCUS ON RIGHTS ALLOCATIONS BY PETER EDWARDS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (DEC 2018)

RECENT ALLOCATIONS This is an apt publication in which to review recent developments and topical issues relating to the granting of fishing rights both recently and in the future. The 2016 rights allocations (FRAP 2016) were of course a roller coaster ride particularly in the Hake Inshore Trawl and Horse Mackerel sectors.  In fact there […]

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June 10, 2019 // WWW TAC JUDGEMENT UNPACKED – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (OCT 2018)

INTRODUCTION   “…. One cannot allow the resource of the many to be exhausted for the benefit of the few (I speak relatively of the “few” current participants in the lobster sector against all of those who will come after them)”. These are the words by Rogers J in his Judgment (under case number: 11478/18) […]

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July 24, 2018 // DECISIONS ON APPEALS – FISHING INDUSTRY NEWS (JUN 2018)

With decisions under FRAP 2015/2016 under various fishing sectors having been announced by the Delegated Authority (“DA”) and with the upcoming FRAP 2020 decisions in mind it is appropriate to reflect on the rights of applicants who wish their internal appeals against such decisions to be decided on urgently.

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