Arg, Look who's back! The fecking fish farm. Just when we thought it had been buried back in 2016 thanks to the overwhelming public outcry, they have raised their heads for Round 2.
Algoa 1, the area just off Pipe is still on the agenda, albeit this time slightly smaller. But the fact that it is a kak concept remains. Why situate a fish farm just 2k's off of one of our main recreational beaches, and in full view of all the tourist beaches? Genius, really!?
The pre-application phase public meeting for the proposed project has just been announced:
Date: 6th March 2019
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Venue: City Hall Auditorium in Port Elizabeth. Vuyisile Mini Square, Govan Mbeki Ave, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001
The objective of the pre-application meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed project and to present the preliminary results of the environmental impact assessment. The commenting period will be opened at the public meeting and will be concluded on the 5th April 2019.
It's really important that everyone objects again. We beat it once, we can beat it again. But you have to get involved. Being a bystander don't help nought. Pitch up for the meeting, and also please register as an Interested & Affected Party (I&AP) and that way you will be kept up to date with all the news in it's regard, and can submit an official objection as opposed to just ranting and raving on social media. Which might make you feel better, but doesn't actually count in the overall scheme of things. Got to be registered to have your objections acknowledged.
To register: Email the consultants on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell 'em you would like to register as an Interested & Affected Party for the Algoa Bay Aquaculture Development Zone Project. Make sure you get a reply!
Get prepared for another fight to save our Bay! Cos it is worth saving!