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제목 : 남아프리카 공화국, 불법 낚시 행위에 대한 경고

 

우리클럽 남아프리카공화국 Correspondent P&I Associates (Pty) LTD로부터 현지 묘박지 및 항구내에서 선원들의 불법적인 낚시 행위에 대하여 경고를 하는 안내문을 수신하였습니다.

 

이에 따르면 선박이 묘박지 혹은 항구에 있는 동안 선박의 현측에서 선원들이 현지 당국의 허가를 득하지 않고 하는 낚시는 불법이며 현지 당국(Department of Fisheries and Forestry, DAFF)이 검사관을 임명하여 이를 점검, 발견시 선원을 체포하고 벌금을 부과하고 있다고 합니다. 선박은 검사관이 요구할시 선상에 보관되어 있는 생선(fish products)의 출처를 명확히 밝혀야 하며, 어려울 시 선박도 억류되거나 벌금이 부과될 수 있다고 합니다.

 

따라서, 남아프리카공화국에 입항할 예정인 선박은 혹시 모를 불이익을 위하여 사전에 동 사항에 대하여 선원들에게 교육시키는 것이 권고됩니다.

 

다음은 Correspondent의 안내문 입니다.

 

It is not uncommon for seafarers, whilst at anchorage or in one of our ports, to fish off the side of their vessel. This practice is illegal unless the seafarer is in possession of a fishing permit and that any fish that are caught are within the correct catch and bag size. The authorities used to turn a blind eye to fishing but the Department of Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have now appointed inspectors who attend on vessels to check whether there is any illegal fish on board.

 

Three seafarers were faced with arrest and prosecution yesterday under our Marine Living Resources Act No. 18 of 1988. A copy of the Act can be found here.

Under the act, the fine can be as much as 2 million Rand or up to 5 years imprisonment. We were able to negotiate a quick plea deal of R5000 per seafarer to avoid the arrest of the seafarers and the obvious delay to the vessel sailing from Durban that night.

 

We discussed the incident with the DAFF inspectors who also informed us that ALL ships calling at South African ports were also required to disclose whether they have fish products on board and where those fish products were obtained. If the master fails to make such disclosure and they find fresh fish products on board, they can detain and fine the vessel. Again, the fine is up to 2 million Rand or 5 years imprisonment.

We understand that the authorities are cracking down on illegal fishing in South African waters and that they are looking to protect our marine resources.

Crews should be informed that no fishing is permitted in South Africa waters without a permit and that vessels must disclose whether they have fresh fish products on board. If they do, the master must disclose the origin of the fresh fish.

 

Whilst the above may seem trivial, if a master is arrested or the vessel is detained, for breach of the above legislation, then vessel could be delayed, taken off hire, and the financial implications as a result of any off-hire could have greater financial consequences for owners.

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