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Simonstown Jail/harvesting of marine life

Unread post by surfking » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:21 am

Hi
Replete with Permits, Gate Transport Permits, plus a heads-up telephone call to TMNP a few days before AND a web search to check (!) we recently spent a glorious day catching kreef in Cape Point, with one of SA's pre-eminent conservationists [who remains mortified]. There were a rather surprising amount of kreef to put it mildly. We gathered, we measured and selected. All 100% within the law. Lo and behold out pops Ranger Bob who was clearly excited at the prospect of us spending the "...weekend in Simonstown tronk". It so happens we were at Olifantsbos [ha ha, silly tossers you say...]. DESPITE our efforts, despite asking at the Gate yadda yadda, there is nothing [as far as we knew] that suggested O'bos is off-limits. There is no doubt we broke the Law, that is not the issue - and Ranger Bob handled it well [of course I would say that] and ALL the keef were released back [alive I might add]....but a little more signage, a bit more gate-based and website information would have been enough to warn us of The Wrath of Bob. Please guys - you do SUCH a great job under very trying circumstances in some of the most beautiful places in the world - some of us are dof, we need big fat STOP signs with a red line through them.....

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:42 am

Hi surfing! Will bring your post to the attention of the relevant people.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:00 pm

Nice one surfking, yous ous are just lucky you didn't get your surfboard et al confiscated by the Assets Forfeiture Unit. I believe Simon's Town jail is not too bad though! :twisted:
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Unread post by restio » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:14 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I believe Simon's Town jail is not too bad though! :twisted:


And you know this how? :shock: :lol:
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:24 pm

It is much better than Wynberg :roll:
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Unread post by restio » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:58 pm

Curiouser and curiouser! :lol:
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Unread post by surfking » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:35 am

Such is my fear of having my derrier 'poached', i dutifully returned a cumulative 15/18 Platboom C-Fish this past weekend! The baboons worry me a bit with my two kids though....they seem benignly malevolent.

By the way, can one take C-fish out in Sea Point, alongside the Pavilion as it seems like a great spot. I didnt see anyone there yesterday which suggests the answer is NO...?

A request: I am looking for the Legislation that covers extraction of SA Marine resources, for instance how many Black Mussels you can harvest, their size etc..

Another (!): i am also interested in finding out more about the science, biology etc of West Coast crayfish and mussels. Any pointers?

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Unread post by dianne » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:52 am

Sent this through to the park for comment. Thanks
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Unread post by surfking » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:15 am

Ta - they know me, I am the one with the Hermanus Land Rover with 15 street-kids armed with Poles and Licenses. :wink:

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Unread post by Mgxashe » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:06 pm

Hi Surfking,

My name is Phumeza Mgxashe and I am the communications manager for Table Mountain National Park. I have read your entry and am busy making enquiries. I will revert back to you.
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Unread post by surfking » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:31 pm

Thank you, I appreciate that. Maybe you can offer me a job as well, now that I am about to be fired for internet abuse at work.....

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:17 pm

They are looking for baboon monitors surfking :twisted:
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Unread post by surfking » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:52 am

Touche' Baptist.

Phumeza - status quo, ETA, ASAP please?

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Unread post by Kagiso » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:16 pm

Hi Surfking,

Below is the response from Cape point:

"Hi-Phumeza the Olifantsbosch turnoff from Cape point main road has two signboards on both sides of the road stating the dos and don'ts at Olifantsbosch which include that Olifantsbosch is a Marine sanctuary and the harvesting of marine life is illegal, you can't miss the two boards. Let me know if there is anything I didn't clarify.

Regards,

Amos"

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Unread post by surfking » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:20 pm

the words, 'hoist by my own petard' come to mind....

You are correct. Notwithstanding font size of said sign. Thank you for getting back to me - its almost time for the season to open again.


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