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Marine Living Resources Act, 1998

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To provide for the conservation of the marine ecosystem, the long-term sustainable utilisation of marine living resources and the orderly access to exploitation, utilisation and protection of certain marine living resources; and for these purposes to provide for the exercise of control over marine living resources in a fair and equitable manner to the benefit of all the citizens of South Africa; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Last update: May 2014

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The Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998) has been amended by the Marine Living Resources Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 5 of 2014), Government Gazette 37659, Notice No. 383, dated 19 May 2014.