Minister Rob Davies to handover fishing boats to Houtbay Fishing Co-operatives
16 Nov 2012
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will deliver a key note address at the handover ceremony of the big boats to the Houtbay Fishing Cooperatives at Imizamoyethu-Houtbay in Cape Town, tomorrow at 11h30.
The Department of Trade and Industry has been involved in the support of the Fishing Cluster Project in the West Coast region and has supported the initiative to the tune of more than R11 million. The Houtbay Fishing Cooperatives has also benefited from this amount.
The main goal of the Fishing Cluster Project in the West Coast region is to create a viable and sustainable fisheries industry by putting in place a comprehensive package of support measures in order to create jobs and income generating opportunities.
The project is also intended to broaden the participation of small scale fishing communities to higher commercial value activities in the value chain. It is expected that the boats will create employment opportunities for local people.
Members of the media are invited to cover the event.
RSVPs should be directed to:
Cell: 072 523 4886
Sidwell Medupe, Departmental Spokesperson
Cell: 079 492 1774
Tel: 012 394 1650
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Issued by: Department of Trade and Industry
16 Nov 2012
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