For Fishermen

On the 23 May 2019 the South African Government declared 4 new or expanded Marine Protected Areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The zonation of these MPAs is complex and many fishermen and divers are confused. ORI has produced two resources to help fishermen and divers understand the zonation of the MPAs in KwaZulu-Natal

This georeferenced map will allow you to navigate around each MPA and provides a summary of the zonation and the regulations relevant to each zone. The information in this map is based on Government Gazette No. 42479. The maps are a summary of the regulations. The information contained on SAAMBR’s media channels is for general information purposes only. SAAMBR assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the context of this service offered. In no event shall SAAMBR be liable for any consequences arising from the use of this information.

To access the MPAs
(Marine Protected Areas) map,
please follow these instructions:
 

 

Step 1: Download and install the Google Earth app on your selected device below:

PC or Mac

Android

Iphone

Step 2: Download and open the KML file on your device.

Download the KML file.

Your MPA Map should load using the Google Earth App on your device.

If you’ve already got Google Earth:

  1. Simply open the KML File here. 
    or
  2. Click on top left menu (three lines).
  3. Click on my places.
  4. Click import KML file.
  5. Click menu (top left, 3 lines) and select “download file”.
  6. Browse to downloaded KML file in your downloads folder and select the file.
  7. Click top left arrow to take you back to Google Earth.
Step 3: Open Google Earth

  1. Zoom in on your area of interest.
  2. Click on a coloured zone to see regulations by zone.
  3. Click on a point to see MPA boundary coordinates.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please get in contact with us and we’ll help you out!

Here follows a series of 4 videos in which Dr Bruce Mann,
ORI Senior Scientist, explains the zonation for each MPA.

The information in these videos map is based on Government Gazette No. 42479.

The videos are a summary of the regulations. The information contained on SAAMBR’s media channels is for general information purposes only.

SAAMBR assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the context of this service offered.

In no event shall SAAMBR be liable for any consequences arising from the use of this information.

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