NEMBA Law released

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    The new NEMBA (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act) list has been released!

    In short, this is the Law that governs which organisms are invasive and prohibited. There was alot of panic when the draft list was released, remember a few people on this forum claiming it was the end of the hobby.

    The only prohibited marine fish on the list is P.volitans or pacific lionfish as they call it. Prohibited means it may not be imported into the country. A few marine invertes made it, but they mainly things like oysters and mussels nothing we keep in our tanks. Caulerpa taxifolia is also prohibited.

    So once again, much ado about nothing. Marine guys are safe!!

    If you keep freshwater fish, you may want to read that bit. The plant section is also somewhat interesting.

    https://www.environment.gov.za/sites/default/files/gazetted_notices/nemba10of2004_alienandinvasive_speciesrelist.pdf

    https://www.environment.gov.za/sites/default/files/legislations/nemba10of2004_alienandinvasive_speciesregulations.pdf
     
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