‘We weren’t told about fish farm’

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR: Dr Shirley Parker-Nance, representing Pro Dive, at the public meeting about the fish farm yesterday
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR: Dr Shirley Parker-Nance, representing Pro Dive, at the public meeting about the fish farm yesterday

Business, tourism heads say they only learnt of Hobie Beach project through media.

Nelson Mandela Bay tourism and business chamber chief executives Mandlakazi Skefile and Kevin Hustler were in the dark about the controversial fish farm due to be erected along Port Elizabeth’s coastline and were only alerted to the far-reaching decision through the media late last year.

This emerged during a meeting at the City Hall yesterday, attended by about 100 people vehemently opposed to the development of the 6km-wide fish farm about 2.5km off the shore of the popular Hobie Beach.

Residents and business owners, including Hustler and Skefile and DA MP Andrew Whitfield, complained to Fisheries and Environmental Affairs officials about not being consulted before the fish farm project was rubberstamped in August.

-Zandile Mbabela

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