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West Coast red tide warning

03 February 2015 - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says it is currently monitoring an algal bloom detected on the West Coast and has dispatched its scientists to the area to assess its extent and scope.
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Govt unveils marine protection campaign

19 December 2014 - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will today kick off its annual festive season marine protection awareness campaign in Paternoster on the west coast.
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Recent News

Draft shark biodiversity plan out for public comment
24 November 2014 - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on the public to comment on the draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan, which was published in the Government Gazette on 29 April.

More black female research students needed
13 November 2014 - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the country needs more black female research students in the science and technology field from the new generation of students.

SA taking bold steps to fight climate change
11 November 2014 - South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Maritime students in Sweden make SA proud
04 November 2014 - South Africa has made history in Malmo, Sweden, where 23 young South Africans obtained their Master of Science Degrees in various fields.

SA to gain from ocean economy
21 October 2014 - It is an exciting time for South Africa following the Operation Phakisa open day on the ocean economy. Operation Phakisa (Sotho phrase for “hurry up“) is modelled on the success of the Malaysian “Big Fast Results“ methodology that was used to spur that countrys economic transformation and address national priorities such as poverty and crime. The approach entails meeting with stakeholders for detailed and practical planning, setting clear targets, tracking of progress and making the results public.

SAs ocean economy expected to contribute R20bn to GDP
15 October 2014 - Government will implement ocean economy projects which are expected to contribute more than R20 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2019.

President Zuma to release ocean economy delivery plans
13 October 2014 - President Jacob Zuma will release the results of work done to explore the potential of the countrys ocean economy at the first Operation Phakisa open day in Durban on Wednesday.

National Marine Week launched
07 October 2014 - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa launched the annual National Marine Week Campaign, in Cape Town, on Monday.


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