Forbidden fish

Cabinet has approved a total ban on the commercial fishing of wild abalone, or perlemoen, from November 1, it was announced yesterday. The Department of Labour and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism have developed a social plan to help the affected fishing communities. Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said that to ensure the suspension of harvesting was observed, monitoring by his department would be scaled up. - I-Net Bridge

Cabinet has approved a total ban on the commercial fishing of wild abalone, or perlemoen, from November 1, it was announced yesterday. The Department of Labour and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism have developed a social plan to help the affected fishing communities. Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said that to ensure the suspension of harvesting was observed, monitoring by his department would be scaled up. - I-Net Bridge

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