Saldanha Bay Aquaculture Development Zone

January 2018 Short Project Title: Saldanha Bay Aquaculture Development Zone
   
Project Title: Project Definition and Basic Assessment Process for the Proposed Saldanha Bay Aquaculture Development Zone
   
Project Synopsis: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) proposes to establish a sea-based Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ) in Saldanha Bay, which is intended to attract and incentivise investment in the sector, provide marine aquaculture services, manage the risks associated with aquaculture and provide skills development and employment for coastal communities.

SRK Consulting was appointed to develop a framework for the Saldanha Bay ADZ (together with CapMarine) and undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process required in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, as amended (NEMA) and the EIA Regulations, 2014.
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 499020
   
Official Reference Number: 14/12/16/3/3/1/1728
   
Project Location: Saldanha Bay, Western Cape
   
Status of the project:

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) aims to develop and facilitate aquaculture in South Africa to supply food, create jobs in marginalised coastal communities and contribute to national income. Saldanha Bay is a highly productive marine environment and has an established aquaculture industry, with potential for growth. DAFF thus proposes to establish and obtain Environmental Authorisation (EA) for a sea-based Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ) in Saldanha Bay, comprising of several precincts.

SRK Consulting (South Africa) Pty Ltd (SRK) was appointed to undertake the Basic Assessment (BA) process required in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, as amended (NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014. The BA documentation is provided below.

On 8 January 2018, the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granted separate EAs for the proposed sea-based ADZ (post-mitigation scenario) and the Southern Cross fish farm (for the portion located within the ADZ) (both EAs are provided below). Stakeholders had an opportunity to submit appeals to DEA by 6 February 2018.

Four appeals to the EA were received by DEA. DAFF submitted an appeal response statement to all appeals to DEA on 5 March 2018 (this is provided below for information)

On 7 June 2018 the DEA issued an appeal decision, which is provided below for information.

   
Project Manager: Sue Reuther
   
Email: sreuther@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number:  021 659 3060

 

Appeal phase

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
Appeal Decision Saldanha Bay Aquaculture 414 KB Jun 2018 Active
DAFF Consolidated Appeal Response Report _5 Mar 2018 736 KB March 2018 Active

 

Environmental Authorisations

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
         
499020_Saldanha ADZ BA_Environmental Authorisation_DAFF 1,228 KB January 2018 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ BA_Environmental Authorisation_Southern Cross 773 KB January 2018 Active

 

Reports

 Document  File Size  Date  Status  
         
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission) Executive Summary 1,931 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission) 4,326 KB October 2017 Active

 

Appendices

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499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App A_Maps 8,302 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App B_Photographs 1,227 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App C_Facility Illustrations 396 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App D1_PD Report 3,875 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App D2_Marine ecol 2,925 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App D3_VIA 6,204 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App D4_HIA 1,121 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App D5_VIA review 2,845 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E1_Advert and posters 1,498 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E2_Notification of stakeholders 151 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E3_BID 557 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E4_Technical Workshop 1,178 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E5_PD summary 1,156 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E6_SAS meeting 602 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E7_Stakeholder database 383 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E8_Database 962 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E9_BAR notification 217 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E10_Responses table 3,340 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E11_BAR Comments_Part1 7,142 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E11_BAR Comments_Part2 3,624 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E12_Petition 215 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E13_Meetings 154 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E14_POD 3,187 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E15_FBAR Notification 7,027 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App E16_FBAR Comments 6,446 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App F_Assessment 1,705 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App G_EMPr 2,710 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App H_S Reuther CV 147 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App I_Declarations 6,738 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App J1_Risk Assessments 3,743 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App J2_Landfill 78 KB October 2017 Active
499020_Saldanha ADZ Final BAR (for submission)_App J3_Specialist opinion BBN 587 KB October 2017 Active

 

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