South Africa: Breede River Shark Fishing Ban
South African Shark Conservancy
28. January 2013
The South African Shark Conservancy are pleased to announce that – after 3 years of hard work & lobbying – the Minister of Fisheries from the SA Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) has signed off on the ban to prevent the catching or disturbance of Zambezi (bull) & all other sharks in the Breede River estuary! We extend a very special thanks to the public who supported our lobbying efforts & to Dr. Stephen Lamberth (DAFF) for his internal lobbying to ensure the protection of these animals. Illegal targeting of sharks (elasmobranchs) in the river will result in a fine of up to R500 000 or two years imprisonment.
Thanks again to everyone involved for your incredible support along this journey!