Fisheries Objectives

The objectives of allocating fishing rights in the fishery sector are:

  1. promote transformation through allocation of fishing rights to entities owned and/or controlled by historically disadvantaged persons which shall include designated groups (youth, women and people with disabilities), and to broaden meaningful participation in the fishery (through increased participation, sharing value-creation opportunities and profits, and linkage
  2. ensure sustainable livelihoods through the promotion of fair employment;
  3. promote adherence to fair labour practices and improved working conditions;
  4. to promote food security and poverty alleviation;
  5. achieve maximum growth and full active subscription of the fishery specie;
  6. achieve optimum utilisation and ecologically sustainable development of marine living resources.
  7. promote investments in processing and marketing infrastructure in areas outside the metropolitan areas which are economically depressed.