Zimbabwe faces crayfish crisis

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  1. HenkHugo

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    Some enterprising ol' gaffer should convince Mugabe that he is sitting on a lobster goldmine ('lobste is laanie my laanie!').

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    If only the black listed species were enforced by the authorities. In KZN it is a free for all. We as conservationists who give a shit need to inform people and :hang: LFS who are just in it for the buck.
     
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    Having done a KZN shop tour this week I must say I am rather shocked at what you can buy....
     
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    Spill the Beans, spill the beans. What exactly did you discover?:whistling:
     
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    Just that there is no functioning government in KZN and that the black lists are not enforced.
     
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    Henk they only watch you some times when you came out snorkeling or walking with n bucket on the rocks.
    Some times the Boats they, checking the fish you caught, the other stuff they hide in the boat. Also know shops selling stuff, goverment not checking out the shops, and some stuff they sell is local stuff.l
     
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    Well I did a quick calculation in one shop of the fines at R100 000 per animal for black listed species and i got to over R4mil....
     
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    Yeah it's a sad situation. Lots of illegal species and poached local stuff and they do nothing about it. WC and EC nature conservation are much sharper. Saw more officers in one spot in Transkei than I've seen in the whole of KZN in the last year.
     
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    cant you report the lfs's?
     
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    I'm not just talking about local fish guys, local snakes, illegal fresh water inverts and reptiles etc
     
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    Nothing gets done. Know several people who have tried.
     
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    Yep, and some are MASA sponsors.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i think i know who, heard some chat from CT guys when i was there
     
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    That is just sickening. No wonder legislation is being tightened. Pity it is not enforced though.
     
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    Someone should inform Mugabe that eating the lobsters can make you live forever ;)
     
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    Hah, here in LeNZ i saw a well know shop openly selling red eared sliders, Fresh water crabs as well as lobsters.
     
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