New rock lobster catch reduced

2013-11-06 20:58
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Cape Town - The total allowable catch for rock lobsters on the West Coast for 2013/2014 has been reduced to 2 167 tons, the fisheries department said on Wednesday.

"Noting the 2012 status of the SA Marine Fishery Resources report which indicates that WCRL [West Coast Rock Lobster] is showing signs of recovery, the department... remains steadfast in our unwavering commitment to manage South African Fishery resources in an ecologically sound manner based on proven scientific principles," he said.

Recreational fishing permits would be given to people above the age of 12 for R92 each at post offices. Lobsters caught by recreational fishers could not be sold.

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