DA: Start allocations again

2014-01-18 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance have called for the fishing rights allocation process to be started afresh.

According to the party’s Pieter van Dalen, a legal expert has accused the Fisheries Department of “blatant arbitrariness and unlawfulness of the process”.

Van Dalen said according to Shaheen Moolla, who heads Feike, an environmental legal advisory firm, “there does not appear to have been any evaluation of applications for compliance with any of the peremptory criteria contained in the Marine Living Resources Act and other fisheries policies. I have also analysed some of the score sheets and confirmed these irregularities.”

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