UPDATE on the proposed exorbitant fee increases. Not so bad after all:
The currently gazetted prices, with effect from 1 October 2010, for fishery permits are as follows:
i. Scuba diving in MPA's - R85 / R42 for a four (4) week temporary permit
ii. West Coast rock lobster - R87
iii. East Coast rock lobster - R87
iv. Mollusks including octopus, squid, worms, other invertebrates and aquatic plants - R87 / R50 "
v. Mud crab - R87 / R50 "
vi. Marine aquarium fish - R87 / R50 "
vii. Angling - R69 / R45 "
viii. Spearfishing - R87 / R50 "
ix. Use of cast or throw net - R87 / R50 "
x. Additional fee per vessel (only payable by the skipper) for recreational fishing from such a vessel where applicable - R87 / R50 "
From page 11, Government Gazette 795 , 10 September 2010