Marine Spatial Planning Draft Bill, 2016

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Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the Draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill 2016, and is asking you to comment.

The Bill seeks to:
▪ provide a framework for marine spatial planning in South Africa’s waters;
▪ provide for the development of the marine spatial plan;
▪ provide for institutional arrangements for the implementation of the marine spatial plan and governance of the use of the ocean by multiple sectors.

Comments can be emailed to Mr Gcobani Popose at Mspbill@environment.gov.za by no later than Monday, 23 May 2016.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Gcobani Popose on tel (021) 819 2416