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State to fight bid to halt kreef fishing

According to IOL's John Yeld, the government and the industry are opposing a high court application to effectively halt all commercial catching of West Coast rock lobster (kreef) until this valuable, but hugely depleted natural resource, has sufficiently recovered.
The application, to be heard today, 5 February 2013, is being brought by Green Party founder Judy Sole, who says she is acting on behalf of the people of South Africa.

In December, Sole's bid for an urgent interdict to stop kreef fishing was thrown out of court and she was criticised by the judge for submitting a "fatally defective" application - partly because she had not served notice on all 2,700-odd rights holders in the industry.

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