Small-scale fishing quotas regulated

2013-11-07 19:52

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Cape Town - Draft legislation allowing catch allocations to small-scale fishing communities could be completed by February next year, Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Thursday.

Joemat-Pettersson said the draft legislation, once enacted, would allow small-scale fishers access - through co-operatives - to markets, financial support, processing facilities, and other support measures.

"The optimistic estimate is that by next year February we would have concluded," she said.

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