RepealedThis Government Notice was repealed on 28 October 2021 by Withdrawal of Various Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19.
This is the version of this Government Notice as it was when it was repealed.
Disaster Management Act, 2002
Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors
Government Notice 538 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette no. 43324 on 14 May 2020
- Commenced on 14 May 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 14 May 2020.]
1. DefinitionsIn these Directions, any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Regulations, the Marine Living Resources Act, and any regulations promulgated in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, bears the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates—“estuary" has the meaning assigned to it in section 1 of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008);“exemption" means an exemption granted in terms of section 81 of the Marine Living Resources Act;“freshwater system" means any body of freshwater including rivers, dams and lakes excluding an estuary;“licence” means a licence issued to a fishing vessel in terms of section 23(1), 39(2) or 41(1) of the Marine Living Resources Act;“Marine Living Resources Act” means the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998);“recreational fisher and recreational fishing” means any fishing done in the sea, an estuary or a freshwater system for leisure or sport and not for sale, barter, earnings or gain;“Regulations” means the Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act and published on 29 April 2020 in Government Notice No. R. 480 of Government Gazette No. 43258; and“right” means any existing right granted in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act.
3. ApplicationThese Directions apply to—
4. Prohibition of sports and recreational fishing activitiesGiven the health risks associated with COVID-19 and in alignment with the restrictions already implemented tor public recreational activities in terms of the Regulations, recreational fishing is not allowed.
5. Extension of timeframesTimeframes as contained in any permit, exemption or licence, or any condition with respect to such permit, exemption or licence, including—
6. Commencement and durationThese Directions come into effect on the date of publication in the Government Gazette, and shall remain in force for the duration of Alert Level 4.
History of this Government Notice
28 October 2021
14 May 2020 this versionPublished in Government Gazette no. 43324Government Notice commences.
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