Calling all fishermen!

The Rural Fisheries Programme of Rhodes University in association with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are investigating the potential for developing a small scale artisanal long line fishery for catfish on the Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape.
In order to inform all interested and or affected parties an open meeting will be held at the Vanderkloof Department of Water Affairs from 9am onwards on Wednesday the 22nd May 2013. The purpose of this meeting will be to present the findings of a recent biological survey of the dam and to discuss the logistics of the proposed long line fishery. Furthermore the meeting will provide a platform for all interested parties to air any concerns or opinions regarding this proposed project.
The meeting will be attended by representatives from the Rural Fisheries Programme, Department of Agriculture, Water Affairs, Nature Conservation, SAPS, recreational angling clubs, local fishermen and any private individuals who wish to attend.
We would very much appreciate your attendance.
Please RSVP by email to roganfield@gmail.com so we can confirm numbers.

Kind regards
Rogan Field
Rural Fisheries Programme

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