Acid Mine Drainage
Un-rehabilitated mine site
|The following threats are
placing undue pressure on our natural river
systems and species:
Alien invasive species
At FOSAF we have decided to introduce
an environmental section to our web page. It
is no secret that our rivers and oceans are
coming under increasing threat from a variety
of quarters. Rampant development along our water
courses and along the coast, poaching, over
fishing, mining, agriculture and the poor management
of our waste water by our local authorities
are just a few of the problems we are faced
with. The underlying issue to all of the above
seems to a lethargic government unwilling to
exercise their legal mandate. A more vigilant
sciety and informed citizens who form pressure
groups and lobbies seem the only solution ahead.
By creating this page we hope to promote a better
understanding of issues and an angling community
that is willing to take action.
There are many illegal activities occurring
throughout the South African landscape, largely
going unnoticed simply because the public are
unaware of what is happening. This page is being
created to achieve three main objectives. Firstly,
we want to record all developments that affect
our fishing resources. Secondly, the information
here will serve to educate and keep our members
informed of those projects and developments
that are negatively affecting our fisheries.
Thirdly, we are creating an interactive site
in which through which members can actively
get involved with developments that concern
them by actively contributing to the contents
of projects on the site.
The format to be used when registering a project
is attached. Fill it in and submit it to us
so that we can verify the information before
it gets published on the web site. Each issue
will be updated when the latest information
is received. If a project comes to a standstill
for a time it will be logged as such and placed
in the archives.
We are starting off with a few projects that
we know about. If you have more to add please
let us know and we will update it. Of course
the person who brings a project to the website
is responsible for keeping it up to date.
We are hoping to grow this page so that it
deals with more than just development issues
to later include fish distribution maps and
scientific studies. With your support this page
will be one way of addressing the myriad of
environmental issues that challenge our pastime.
Have you seen something or heard of an environmental issue that concerns you? Submit an Environmental Issue for review.