Collecting stock from the sea

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  1. marsbrat

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    Hey all,

    We are heading to Sodwana the 1st weekend of February. Was thinking of looking in the rock ponds and while out snorkelling for some stock to bring back. I would just like to ask for some pointers from the forum to be on the look out for. I know to have a collectors permit and I will be bringing the stock back in a drum filled with NSW and have a circulation and air pump on the drum. anything else? :)
     
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  3. Slummies

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    sounds good. i would reccomond 2 full water changes a day. keep bucket in the shade and out of direct sunlight -no heater needed!

    when collecting coral, collect on the last day and put in a seperate container so that you dont kill the fish!

    happy hunting
     
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    Sodwana is in a marine protected area, so check with nature conservation what/wher you may collect.
     
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    Yip, unless it's changed, you are not allowed to remove anything from Sodwana due to it's protected status, you will have to go further North or South to collect stuff.
     
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    Also on collecting Coral... softies only hey
    as far as I know you may not collect any hard coral
     
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    I do think its a protected area! Just get the right permits and harvest from a non protected area! and only what you are allowed to harvest!
     
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    Can anyone comment on the Sodwana part?!
     
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    Im going to collect from the sea in March. Going to Trerrace Bay, Skeleton Coast for Steenbras and Kobb. We buy the permits at the fishery in Swakopmunt and that allowed tro take back 10 kobb, 10 Steenbras. Hopefully me catch that quota. If they catch you fishing in an illegal area you will get locked up. If you cuaght with undersize fish and over the limit than you in big trouble too.
     
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    what exactly do you want to know about Sodwana?
     
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    sodwana is an MPA. don't collect there or you will get aids. the end.
     
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    Hi,

    Just spoke to James Wood from KZN Wildlife. There are no guidelines for Marine Aquarium collecting for Sodwana as yet. So, the standard permit marked 4 and 9 will be sufficient.
     
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    really? had mates holidaying up there, they were snorkelling with nets and parks board arrived and told them to release everything asap as they were in an mpa...

    hopefully we can get hold of some official legislation here.
     
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    marsbrat Thread Starter

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    I have gotten a name for the Sodwana area specifically too. I am waiting for her to call me back...will keep updated.
     
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    good job, thanks
     
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    After playing ping pong on the phone, I have spoken to Peter Hartley at Isimangaliso. Sodwana correctly falls under MPA and the post office permits are not sufficient. He is though going to find out what the procedure is to get a permit for this in MPA's.

    Will let you all know!
     
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    cool. although I think in the end it will most likely not be worth the effort. better off to go a few kms south, there are still plenty of decent rockpools etc along that coastline
     
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    At least we can say we tried! :)
     
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    Whilst i am one that does not condone collecting in a MPA just ask the guys at MCM what exactly the permit for collecting marine specimens entails. You will find that all you need is the scuba licence and the collect permit. Lots of the different parks board guys have their own interpretation . Don't take there word for it. Insist on the legislation. If they are going to catch you and fine you then they will need to know this legislation.

    But hay the MPA is there for a reason. Best to collect elsewhere.
     
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    The purpose of the MPA is exactly that...to protect the Marine. This should be done by policing and limiting stocks. The whole coast should be a MPA. The should just have more restrictions on the types you are allowed to remove.
     
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