Court ruling leaves 27 fishing companies in a dire situation
Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Fisheries of South Africa. (Photo: South Africa Government)
(SOUTH AFRICA, 1/7/2017)
South Africa's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the Western Cape High Court to grant an urgent interdict on the process of allocating fishing rights, which suspends inshore trawling.
"In total, 27 right holders have been stopped from undertaking commercial fishing of hake and sole until such time as the full review application is heard and decided. This could be months away," the minister said.
"The situation has left a number of companies in a dire state," he stressed.
Zokwana says this judgment undermines the separation between the judiciary and the executives.
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