"This policy on Whale and Dolphin Watching (BBWW) intends to guide the
process and decision making for the second permit allocation process for
boat-based whale and dolphin watching permits. The policy must be read
with the BBWW regulations published under Government Notice R725 in
Government Gazetter 31212 of 4 July 2008.
Objectives and criteria as set out in this Policy will guide the
evaluation and allocation of permits in the boat-based what watching
industry to ensure that all eco-tourism related activities related to
whales and dolphins are sustainable and effectively managed a also
provides an overview of the South African BBWW industry as well as
opportunities to support biodiversity and socio-economic priority actions
The policy provides strategic objectives and actions needed to achieve
the overarching goal of conservation and sustainable use"
"This Policy on White Shark Cage diving ("WSCD") is intended to
provide guidance to the processing and decision making on permit
allocations for WSCD operating permits. this policy must be read with the
current Regulations for the management of WSCD (Government Notice R725 in
Government Gazetter 31212 of 4 July 2008) ("the WSCD Regulations"). The
aim of this policy is to outline objectives and criteria for the permits
in the WSCD industry. This policy does not cover consumptive use of shark
species. the consumptive use of shark species is regulated through the
Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998)."