The democratic alliance da has written to the minister of environmental affairs forestry and fisheries deff barbara creecy requesting an immediate amendment to the covid 19 lockdown fishing regulations to lift the restriction placed on recreational fishing which will allow for subsistence or own consumption fishers to feed their families. Under level 3 lockdown a number of new activities are allowed.
As south africa prepares for the next phase of the covid 19 response the minister of health dr zweli mkhize and his deputy dr joe phaahla will be joined by provincial mecs and experts from the.
Recreational fishing covid 19 south africa. Fisheries and forestry are two of the sectors declared exempt from the national lockdown starting at midnight on thursday. Hunting self drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the department of environment forestry and fisheries has included in the directions under the covid 19 lockdown level 3. There is some relaxation and even.
Temporary measures during coronavirus covid 19 level 3 for entry into or exit from south africa for emergency medical attention for life threatening condition evacuation of south africans to south africa repatriation of foreign nationals to their countries or residence or return of south africans to their place of employment or. The department of environment forestry and fisheries announced today 1 june that hunting self drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks as well as recreational fishing are included in the directions under covid 19 lockdown level 3. Owners of fishing permits due for renewal to get grace period.
The level 3 regulations around game drives recreational fishing and hunting have been clarified by the department of environment forestry and fisheries deff. The covid 19 virus affect on lives health and the economy is well documented. The question all sportsmen and women now have is how will it impact spring hunting and fishing seasons.
Directions guiding the biodiversity forestry waste management and fisheries sectors and permitting under lockdown level three. Under south africa s level 3 lockdown conditions permit holding recreational fishers are once again free to go fishing. New legislation announced last week comes with all the expected covid 19 caveats but despite this recreational fishers are free to step into their waders.
Hunting and recreational fishing are among the activities the department of environment forestry and fisheries has allowed under level 3 of the covid 19 lockdown.