Comment deadline extended for: Marine Living Resources Amendment Draft Bill

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the Draft Marine Living Resources Amendment Bill, 2013 for comment.

Interested and affected parties are invited to submit written comments on the draft Bill.

The Bill amends the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998, so as:
- to provide for public trusteeship of the nation's marine living resources;
- to provide for the insertion of new definitions;
- to provide for the assignment of administration, the delegation of powers and the assignment of duties to provincial Members of the Executive Council;
- to provide for the inventory of assignments and delegations;
- to provide for assignment between spheres of government;
- to provide for the legal effect of delegation of power;
- to provide for delegation proceedings to be in writing;
- to provide record of delegations;
- to provide for monitors, evaluation and assessment and reporting;
- to provide for performance auditing;
- to provide for the national monitoring of provinces;
- to provide for the applicability of intergovernmental relations framework policy and legislation;
- to provide for the establishment of governance and other policy legislation;
- to provide for establishment of governance and other structures;
- to provide for categories, powers, functions and duties, as well as the dissolution and reconstruction of governance and other structures;
- to provide for the establishment of the Intergovernmental Forum on Marine Living Resources;
- provide for the powers, functions and duties of the Intergovernmental Forum on Marine Living Resources;
- to provide for the establishment and functioning of the Marine Living Resources Review Board;
- to provide for the submission of review applications to the Marine Living Resources Review Board;
- to provide that decisions of the Marine Living Resources Review Board are final;
- to provide appeals against decision by the Marine Living Resources Review Board to the High Court;
- to provide for public participation and coordination;
- to provide for administrative justice;
- to provide for the promotion of access to information;
- to provide that the Act, Regulations and Notices must be maintained and copies be made available.

Comments can be emailed to Dennis Fredericks at mlracomments@daff.gov.za by no later than 16h00 on Friday 14 June 2013.

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The bill is also available here: www.pmg.org.za/bill