Presentation on Proposed Marine Protected Area’s

“Protecting South Africa’s Ocean Treasures : 22 New MPAs on the map”

Dr Kerry Sink, Marine Programme Manager, South African National Biodiversity Institute


Introduction by Bruce Mann, Senior Scientist, Oceanographic Research Institute


Marine protected areas cover less than 1 percent of South Africa’s waters, and more than

90% of its waters are under petroleum and mining leases. Still, there is support to create new offshore protected areas. A 2014 presidential initiative, Operation Phakisa, commits South Africa to safeguarding 5 percent of its marine waters by 2017 and potential MPAs have been proposed.


Date : Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Time: 17h30 for 18h00



SAAMBR, Len Baumann Conference Hall (Education Centre)

1 King Shaka Avenue, Point, Durban


RSVP: SAAMBR Reception 031 328 8222 

Please book – seating is limited

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