Scuba or free diving????

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by Schalkdk, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. Schalkdk

    Schalkdk

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    Hi, this might seem to be a stupid question but I will ask it anyway.
    Am I allowed collecting aquarium specimens with the use of SCUBA equipment or not.
    I have asked the local Parks board guys, but as you know they will employ just about any idiot to do this job now a days, So they either look at you like your asking for a piece of moon rock or its outright NO. Without any explanation.
    I have search the forums and came across the rules for 2007 that clearly said that you could not use artificial berating apparatus for any recreational fishing except for collecting of aquarium fish for own use.
    "http://www.environment.gov.za/Branches/MarineCoastal/AreasWork/recreational_fishing/fishing.html'The holder of a recreational fishing permit, shall not use any artificial respiratory equipment, with the exception of a snorkel, except in the case of marine aquarium fishing.
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    I cannot find an updated one.
     
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  3. durleo

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    Yeah you right - you can use scuba now but you cant spearfish with scuba
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    yes, for marine fish keeping, you are allowed to do it with scuba gear.

    Just check the limit per species.
     
  5. AfricaOffroad

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    Interesting, this must have changed in recent years?
    SCUBA used to be a big no no.
    Anyone got some equipment for sale? LOL !
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i think its 10 fish per day and no more than 5 per species
     
  7. lIghty

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    AFAIK you can, however its only for collecting "aquarium" fish, if I remember correcly, you may not use a boat, you would have to swim from shore with your kit......but could be mistaken....
     
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    Yes Lighty you are MISTAKEN............................:lol:
     
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