International fisheries experts endorse hake OMP

The approach used to manage the South African hake fishery is working well and the resource has been recovering well from a low point in 2006.

This was one of the main findings of an international panel of experts who conducted an assessment of South African stock assessments in December.

Click here to download the panel’s full report.

Click here to download a summary of key points.

 

SAMSA Marine Notices

15 January 2013 A review of incidents resulting in death in the South African fishing industry: 2012

15 January 2013 The ad hoc inspections of South African flagged fishing vessels

14 February 2013 Code of practice for marine fire service stations

27 February 2013 Reporting of oil spills and shipping casualties threatening pollution

01 March 2013 Survey standards

01 March 2013 National certificates of competence for skippers trained by the Department of Water Affairs

07 March 2013 Approved medical practitioners

08 March 2013 IMSBC code

13 March 2013 The transitional arrangements with respect to ordinary seafarer Deck/Engine; able seafarer Deck and able seafarer Engine

13 March 2013 Transitional arrangements for the revalidation of certificates of competency and the accreditation of marine training programs and institutions following the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code

2 April 2013 South African ports cargo handling code of practice

2 April 2013 Factory deck flooding of fishing vessels

21 May 2013 Small vessel construction – requirements for windows at the steering position

31 May 2013 Transitional arrangements for the revalidation of certificates of competency and the accreditation of marine training programs and institutions following the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code

5 May 2013 Changes to form FOP-519; issue of additional qualification

17 June 2013 The transitional arrangements with respect to ordinary seafarer Deck/Engine; able seafarer Deck and able seafarer Engine

27 June 2013 Code of practice for marine fire service stations – approved DOTFAS stations

3 July 2013 Accreditation of seafarer recruitment and placement agencies

12 July 2013 South African Maritime Safety Authority: National contact point for complaints lodged in terms of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

29 July 2013 Recognition of sea service aboard training vessel SA Agulhas for fishing cadets

26 August 2013 Electronic navigation systems and ECDIS training

26 August 2013 Period of validity of written qualifications

11 September 2013 Merchant shipping (radio installations) amendment regulations, 2013. Carriage requirements

September 2013 Development of a safe system of work for container top work

September 2013 Requirements for motormen grades 1 and 2 training courses

October 2013 Merchant shipping, safe manning, training and certification regulations, 2013

October 2013 Certificates of competence issued to holders of the Transnet Marine School of Excellence coxswains certificates for vessels less than 25 GT, restricted to port operations

October 2013 Code of practice for marine fire service stations – approved DOTFAS stations

October 2013 Height platform for personal survival techniques training

October 2013 Training record books

October 2013 Ships requiring immobilization, laying up, stopping or anchoring for repairs, etc. within South Africa’s territorial waters or internal waters, outside harbours or fishing harbours

October 2013 Recognition of foreign seafarer certificates of competency and proficiency (for revalidation purposes only in terms of the STCW Convention

October 2013 Accredited training institutions and programs

October 2013 List of valid Marine Notices