Information for the attention of the expert NPOA-Sharks review panel06/2020
Shark Free Chips has collated several key details and stats into a single information document, which we hope the recently appointed expert panel will factor into their review.Read the document
Open Letter To The Panel06/2020
Shark Free Chips would like to say a massive thank you to all those who voiced their concern and dissatisfaction over the current shark situation in South Africa. Your voice is already starting to make a difference, well done and thank you! Here follows an Open Letter to the Panel of Experts from Shark Free Chips, Save Our Sharks, and Supporters:Read the Open Letter
The Government Responds05/2020
Due to public and media pressure, Minister Creecy appoints an Expert Panel on Sharks to review the management and conservation of the species by South Africa.Read the full details
Court case postponed due to Covid 19.04/2020
The court case against the White Rose is postponed until July 2020 due to Covid19 Lockdown. Since the vessel was caught, it has been allowed to continue fishing.
Shark Free Chips launches04/2020
Shark Free Chips launches and immediately the public responds.
DSL Fishing vessel caught operating illegally05/2019
DSL fishing vessel, The White Rose, is caught poaching in a Marine Protected area by members of the public
Smooth hound shark advice ignored.09/2019
TAC for Smooth hound shark formally recommended at 75tons per annum across all fisheries. If implemented in 2017, the start of the population recovery would only start to take place by 2024. Not yet implemented.
Soupfin shark advice ignored.09/2019
TAC for Soupfin shark formally recommended at 100tons per annum across all fisheries. A full population recovery would only be seen by 2070 is zero fishing took place from 2017. Not yet implemented.
Deff signs off, no action taken.02/2018
The Slot limit recommendations are signed off by DEFF, the delegated authority and by The Minister for gazetting. Not yet implemented.
Formal recommendation ignored06/2015
Scientists at DEFF formally recommend to the LFSWG that a slot limit for Smooth hound and Soupfin of 70 to 130cm to be implemented. X Management takes no Action.
Scientists at DEFF propose to the LFSWG slot limits of 70 to 130cm for demersal sharks (both smooth hound and soupfin sharks). X Management take no Action.