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The new season for recreational fishing of kreef opens on November 15, and close on April 15 next year

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Re: The new season for recreational fishing of kreef opens on November 15, and close on April 15 next year

Post by Wasievis on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:58 pm

MEDIA STATEMENT 11 November 2010 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced the new recreational fishing season for West coast rock lobster.

The season for recreational fishing of West coast rock lobster will open on the 15 November 2010 and close on the 25 April 2011.

The following conditions for the West coast rock lobster recreational fishing season will apply:

· From the 15 November to the 21 November 2010, fishing will be allowed every day
· From the 27 November to 12 December, recreational fishing will only be permitted on weekends and public holidays
· From the 13 December to the 31 December, fishing will be allowed every day
· 1st January 2011 to the 25th April 2011, fishing will only be allowed on weekends and on public holidays.

The bag limit has been set at four lobsters per person per day and the size restriction is 80mm carapace length.

Permits will only be issued to persons above the age of 12 years.

Recreational permit-holders collecting and landing of west coast rock lobster may do so only between 08h00 – 16h00. The rock lobsters must be landed by 16:00.

No person catching west coast rock lobster with a recreational west coast rock lobster permit may sell such rock lobster.

Any west coast rock lobster caught, collected or transported shall be kept in a whole state.

Any person who wants to catch west coast rock lobster for their own consumption must be in the possession of a recreational rock lobster permit, obtainable from the Post Office or from the Department’s Customer Services Centre at Foretrust Building, Foreshore in Cape Town.
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The new season for recreational fishing of kreef opens on November 15, and close on April 15 next year

Post by Sean Wethmar on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:33 pm

The new season for recreational fishing of kreef, known formally as West Coast rock lobster, will open on November 15, and close on April 15 next year. This was announced on Thursday by Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica. Fishing would be allowed every day of the week to the end of December, but after that would be restricted to only weekends and public holidays. The bag limit was four kreef per person per day, with a minimum 80mm carapace length. SAPA beer
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