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 Posted: Thu Nov 2nd, 2017 04:54 pm
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Hi all,

HAS ANY ONE GOT AN NEWS ABOUT THE CRAYFISH DATES FOR 2017 - 2018.

:?

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 Posted: Thu Nov 2nd, 2017 05:04 pm
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I GOT THESE DATES FROM A FRIEND, ONLY 9 X DAYS ????



24,25,26,30,31 December

1 Jan

30, 31 March

1 April


:?:?:?:shock::shock::X:X

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 Posted: Mon Nov 27th, 2017 11:37 pm
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Just received this. Still 20% of me thinks its fake news.

27 November 2017
For immediate release

DAFF ANNOUNCES THE 2017/18 WEST COAST ROCK LOBSTER RECREATIONAL FISHING SEASON

Cape Town – Monday, 27 November 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the 2017/18 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL).

The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC of 69.2 tons for the recreational fishing sector, the 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing effort will remain at 21 days and will be split as follows, following consultations:
Fishing allowed from 2 December 2017 to 3 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 4 December 2017 until 8 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 9 December 2017 to 10 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 11 December 2017 until 15 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 16 December 2017 to 17 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 18 December 2017 until 22 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 23 December 2017 to 26 December 2017 (4 days)
No fishing allowed from 27 December 2017 until 29 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 30 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 (3 days)
No fishing allowed from 2 January 2018 until 5 January 2018
Fishing allowed from 6 January 2018 to 7 January 2018 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 8 January 2018 until 12 January 2018
Fishing allowed from 13 January 2018 to 14 January 2018 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 15 January 2018 until 29 March 2018
Fishing allowed from 30 March 2018 to 2 April 2018 (4 days)

Attention is also drawn to Regulation 51, issued under the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 (MLRA), which provides that only persons over the age of 12 years may obtain from any authorized office, a recreational fishing permit to engage in fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing or transporting of, or to be in possession of not more than four WCRL per day subject to the payment of R94 per permit (R7 application fee and R87 permit fee) as determined by the Minister under section 25 of the MLRA and published under Government Notice No. 795 in Government Gazette No. 33518 of 10 September 2010. Permits are valid for the entire west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season.

Fishing times for WCRL will be from 08h00 until 16h00 and the bag limit is four per person per day and the size restriction is 80 millimetres carapace length. No person catching WCRL with a recreational fishing permit may sell his/her catch and any WCRL caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state.

A maximum of 20 WCRL’s may be transported per day on condition that all the persons who caught such WCRL’s are present in the vehicle, vessel or aircraft during transportation and that such persons are in possession of WCRL recreational fishing permits.

Recreational west coast rock lobster permits are obtainable at the Post Office and at Customer Service Centre at the DAFF, Fisheries Branch on the Ground Floor, Martin Hammerschlag Street, Foretrust Building, Foreshore, Cape Town.
For further information please contact:
Wendy West, Deputy Director: Large Crustaceans Fisheries Management
Directorate: Inshore Fisheries Management
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Phone: +27 021 402 3120 or on +27 076 128 2245
E-mail: WendyW@daff.gov.za
Issued by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, http://www.daff.gov.za

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 10:20 am
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PimpYoda wrote:
Just received this. Still 20% of me thinks its fake news.

27 November 2017
For immediate release

DAFF ANNOUNCES THE 2017/18 WEST COAST ROCK LOBSTER RECREATIONAL FISHING SEASON

Cape Town – Monday, 27 November 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the 2017/18 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL).

The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC of 69.2 tons for the recreational fishing sector, the 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing effort will remain at 21 days and will be split as follows, following consultations:
Fishing allowed from 2 December 2017 to 3 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 4 December 2017 until 8 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 9 December 2017 to 10 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 11 December 2017 until 15 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 16 December 2017 to 17 December 2017 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 18 December 2017 until 22 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 23 December 2017 to 26 December 2017 (4 days)
No fishing allowed from 27 December 2017 until 29 December 2017
Fishing allowed from 30 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 (3 days)
No fishing allowed from 2 January 2018 until 5 January 2018
Fishing allowed from 6 January 2018 to 7 January 2018 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 8 January 2018 until 12 January 2018
Fishing allowed from 13 January 2018 to 14 January 2018 (2 days)
No fishing allowed from 15 January 2018 until 29 March 2018
Fishing allowed from 30 March 2018 to 2 April 2018 (4 days)

Attention is also drawn to Regulation 51, issued under the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 (MLRA), which provides that only persons over the age of 12 years may obtain from any authorized office, a recreational fishing permit to engage in fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing or transporting of, or to be in possession of not more than four WCRL per day subject to the payment of R94 per permit (R7 application fee and R87 permit fee) as determined by the Minister under section 25 of the MLRA and published under Government Notice No. 795 in Government Gazette No. 33518 of 10 September 2010. Permits are valid for the entire west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season.

Fishing times for WCRL will be from 08h00 until 16h00 and the bag limit is four per person per day and the size restriction is 80 millimetres carapace length. No person catching WCRL with a recreational fishing permit may sell his/her catch and any WCRL caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state.

A maximum of 20 WCRL’s may be transported per day on condition that all the persons who caught such WCRL’s are present in the vehicle, vessel or aircraft during transportation and that such persons are in possession of WCRL recreational fishing permits.

Recreational west coast rock lobster permits are obtainable at the Post Office and at Customer Service Centre at the DAFF, Fisheries Branch on the Ground Floor, Martin Hammerschlag Street, Foretrust Building, Foreshore, Cape Town.
For further information please contact:
Wendy West, Deputy Director: Large Crustaceans Fisheries Management
Directorate: Inshore Fisheries Management
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Phone: +27 021 402 3120 or on +27 076 128 2245
E-mail: WendyW@daff.gov.za
Issued by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, http://www.daff.gov.za


On the DAFF website it still says 9 days... Wish this rumor was true though ^^..

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 11:28 am
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Above dates is 100% correct for 2017 - 2018.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 11:50 am
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Spacedog
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DAFF crooks realized no-one was gonna buy permits for 9 days. Now they got more money to steal for Christmas. :whispvvphovb_r_a_a_i

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 12:49 pm
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It looks to be true!!! So happy now. Just got this off DAFFs website. http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/media/171127%20DAFF%20announces%20201718%20recreational%20fishing%20season.pdf


The link is on this page:
http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Home/aid/954

Happy crayfishing this weekend! Boom.

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It looks to be true!!! So happy now. Just got this off DAFFs website. http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/media/171127%20DAFF%20announces%20201718%20recreational%20fishing%20season.pdf


The link is on this page:
http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Home/aid/954

Happy crayfishing this weekend! Boom.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 06:56 pm
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Great news!!

::jest::jest::jest

My weekend plans might just have changed...

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 06:51 am
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Mine definitely just did. Slightly better news than what was expected. Happy hunting guys. Hope they had time to grow since Easter and we can get these sizes again...;)

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 03:12 pm
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When will the post office received notification on their system to sell crayfish permits.

Saldanha PO just told me the autorized to sell permits.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 03:13 pm
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PO told me the can`t sell permits - waiting their systems to be autorized.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 03:13 pm
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PO told me the can`t sell permits - waiting their systems to be autorized.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 04:01 pm
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Those lobsters look smaller then what we have here on the east coast - howcome ?

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byrox wrote:
Those lobsters look smaller then what we have here on the east coast - howcome ?

They are West Coast Rock Lobster, it is a different species to the one's you find there.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 05:09 pm
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Thanks for that info, so you saying the ones that we have here grow much bigger ?

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 Posted: Wed Nov 29th, 2017 05:18 pm
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POST OFFICE IS OK TO ISSUE PERMITS - THEIR SYSTEM IS UPDATED.

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One day to go............

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Bought my licence this morning, Hangklip here we come!

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good start to the new season.....quota of 4 on both days, water wasn't the best though..

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