Cape Town Agreement 2012 Pdf


Ms. Sobekwa explained that waterways capture fresh water, not seawater. The DoT regulated vessels in the recreational market. The government, as part of Operation Phakisa, would also regulate small ports and private ports. International agreements that dealt with Europe, not Africa. SA had seas and inland waterways. The Charter has benefited Africa. As it was, Europe already wanted to have control of the Indian Ocean. African continental agreements were needed.

She clarified that the Charter did not invite the government to have two ships; That was not yet the case. The idea was for individual companies to do their own thing. The government would regulate. The regulatory mission has been entrusted to SAMSA. The ships would sail under the SA flag. Torremolinos Protocol of 1993. The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has developed policies and procedures for surveying fishing vessels in accordance with proposed regulations. The fishing industry was widely consulted and involved in the development and adoption of the proposed regulations.

As part of the consultation, both the State Law Advisers Office and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) supported the ratification of the Cape Town Agreement in 2012. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry participated in the development ahead of the diplomatic conference and also supported the 2012 Cape Town Agreement. Consultations were also held with SAMSA, Transnet, the National Ports Authority, the South African Navy, the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Trade and Industry. It was indicated that the 2012 Cape Town Agreement would have additional financial implications for the State, as SAMSA would have to develop procedures for measuring fishing vessels. DIRCO would be required to facilitate the process of filing the ratification instrument with the Secretary General of IMO, after parliament`s approval of ratification. The South African navy had confirmed that there would be no security impact on the 2012 Cape Town Agreement. The Ministry of Transport (DoT) informed the Committee of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on the implementation of the provisions of the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol on the 1977 International Convention on the Safety of Fishing Vessels. The purpose of the information was to ask the Committee to recommend ratification of the Cape Town Agreement in 2012 by presenting it to Parliament in accordance with Article 231, paragraph 2, of the Constitution. A short background of what eventually led to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement was provided. In 1977, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) established the first mandatory standard for fishing vessels, the safety of life at sea (SOLAS) in the fishing sector. Until 1993, Member States had joined the Convention for various reasons and turned it into the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993. Once again, the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol is not the subject of a sufficient number of Member States and, in 2008, it again attempted to address the problems that prevented the entry into force of the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol.

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