Dear All

As many of you are aware there has been a countrywide consultation process with respect to the Aquaculture Bill. The various inputs have been collated and brief responses from various government departments to the issues raised have also been made available.

As one of the sector representatives on the Aquaculture Bill task team, TAASA requested permission from the DAFF to share the comments and responses with our members. After a short delay this permission has been granted.

The document is available on the website under the link tab and the files section ( for your perusal. It is a fairly lengthy document and I suggest you set aside some quiet time to work through it and reflect on the contents and the impact it will have on the future of the sector.

We have already received inputs from members who were unable to attend the public sessions. However, I am sure there are many more of you that would like to provide inputs.

To make yourself heard and be part of the process please ensure that your comments reach us no later than 20 June 2015. Please email your inputs to with 'Bill Comments' as the subject heading.

Thanking you in advance.