A step back for conservation or a step towards fairness for local communities?
The South African government just released a Gazette concerning the reopening of four zones to recreational angling within the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area. These areas will be so called “Controlled Zones”, within which specific angling rules apply (see further down). Why? The Tsitsikamma MPA is Africa’s oldest marine reserve, which was established in 1964. Since 2000, when the South African Minister of Environmental Affairs declared the State of Emergency for South Afri