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In terms of National Legislation, the South African coastal zone (beaches and adjacent coastal areas) has been closed to vehicles since 21 January 2002, therefore, no vehicles will be allowed in the coastal zone. Transgressors will expose themselves to prosecution.
Marine conservation is our heritage. Please take note of the following:
West Coast Rock Lobster
No person catching rock lobster with a recreational West Coast rock lobster permit may sell it. Any rock lobster caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state. A maximum of 4 rock lobsters per permit holder may be transported per day, on condition that a maximum of 20 rock lobsters per vehicle may be transported with all permit holders present.
Minimum age requirement of 12 years for an individual to obtain a lobster permit. No age restrictions regarding all other recreational permits. Permits are available from any Post Office.
For further information, please visit information offices. The information regarding marine conservation was correct at the time of publishing. Regulations change from time to time and it is therefore, your responsibility to remain informed of the latest regulations. For more information contact Marine and Coastal Management at 021 402 3911 or your local fisheries Control officer.
Marine & Coastal Management