The City of Cape Town together
with the Department of Agricultural Forestry and Fisheries is intensifying its
fight on illegal fishing.
This is after a suspect was
arrested last week for using illegal gill nets to net fish at Zandvlei Caravan
Park. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said we had
already netted a 126 mullet, three garrick and an undersized Steenbras along
with fishing canoe used to the commission of the offence were seized.
Illegal netting in the
Zandvlei estuary has been an ongoing problem in the City. Gill netting is not
only illegal, but extremely destructive and being in possession of a gill net
is an offence in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act.
“Any member of the public who sees
anything like this or believes there is suspicious activities relating to
pouching, to please immediately alert the authorities by making contact with
the City on 021 480 7700” Smith added.
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