Minister grants interim relief fishers access to West Coast Rock Lobster

2018-12-21 18:25

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries granted a request by interim relief fishers to access the West Coast Rock Lobster offshore allocation.

Annual West Coast Rock Lobster allocation cut by nearly half

2018-11-08 13:05

This follows a ruling by the Western Cape High Court that found the previous year's allocation was unconstitutional.

Listeriosis: No guarantee job losses can be avoided, says govt

2018-05-11 14:44

If the source of the listeriosis outbreak is water, an abattoir or a food processing plant, the cost of eradicating it could be substantial, says agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana.

There are corrupt officials in the agriculture department – Bheki Cele

2017-09-21 19:18

An anti-corruption unit should be established to investigate corruption in the agricultural industry, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Bheki Cele has said.

Bird flu found on Western Cape commercial poultry farm

2017-08-28 19:17

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on a commercial poultry farm in the province.

Fishing right allocation ill-conceived, flawed - Viking

2017-07-06 20:11

Viking Inshore Fishing maintains the process followed by the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries to grant fishing rights was ill-conceived, unconstitutional and procedurally flawed.


Fisheries department rotting from the top

2018-11-13 09:00

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption, GroundUp reports.

Govt challenging order to reduce rock lobster catch limit

2018-10-30 10:09

Holidaymakers hoping to splash out on a plate of West Coast rock lobster may have to choose something else to go with their sundowners as round two of a court battle over how much of the species may be caught looms.

SA government targets lobster poacher's US trust millions after conviction

2018-03-28 11:23

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is to make use of diplomatic channels and legal remedies to access funds in an international fishing kingpin’s trusts held in Jersey.

Govt considering vaccination to stop spread of bird flu

2017-08-30 17:43

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is considering the possibility of vaccination in an attempt to stop the spread of Avian flu.

Astral seeks vaccine plan as new bird flu outbreak strikes

2017-08-03 15:40

Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.

Bird flu outbreak poses new threat to SA poultry industry

2017-06-27 09:36

South Africa’s already fragile poultry industry faces a trade ban after this month’s bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga.

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