Marine Protected Areas: ‘Government stuck between a rock and a hard place’

Cape Town – The Department of Environmental Affairs has recently announced the proposal to proclaim 22 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) all along South Africa’s shores, and invited the public to comment on the concept. 

The aim of the new MPAs is to increase the area of ocean biodiversity that is protected from the current scale - less than 1% - to about 5%, says Zolile Nqayi, Director of Communication for the DEA.

Last updated on 17 February 2016