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|Date||News||22 Aug 2014||
Progress Report West Coast MCC Meeting 18 Aug. 2014
ICM Act Regulations DEA OC is currently in the process of drafting supporting documentation, fee structures and draft text for regulations in terms of the ICM Act pertaining to: Coastal Water Discharge permits Draft Coastal waters discharge. Regulations and the draft Dumping at Sea Regulations were presented at WG 8, WG 4 and WG 11 for noting. They will be presented at MINTECH in August 2014. According to this notice the final word on Discharge Permits has yet to be spoken.
Events & Updates.
20 November 2014 - Public Meeting and Full Trust Meeting
Water Quality Barometer
Sample taken, received and analysed: 18 August 2014
|Sample Point||Sample Description||Faecal coliforms/100ml||E.coli/100ml|
|4||Berg River Fishing Quay (Between Eigelaar and Dormac)||780||300|
|5D||Port Owen, Yacht Club||180||76|
|6||Main Road (R27) bridge||176||112|
|8||West Point Processors||580||393|
|10||Sandy Point Harbour (MCM Pier)||740||540|
|11||Sandy Point Harbour Breakwater (Opposite MCM Offices)||270||18|
|13||Oceana Fisheries (at start of moorings along pier)||5 380||1 020|
|16||Oranjevis||5 000||3 600|
|17||Sunfish Restaurant beach||630||270|
|18||Berg River quay upstream from Marine Products||44 200||28 000|
|19||Laingville beach opposite resort||16||16|
|22||Beach between Jaloersbaai and Oranjevis||75||74|
|23||Oranjevis - 10m SE of outlet||500||173|
|24||Oranjevis(end of pier)||640||360|
|26||Foodcorp (end of jetty opposite effluent pipe line≈10m)||1 280||467|
|27||Da Gama Monument beach||164||36|
|29||Opposite Skipper's Choice||198||142|
|30||West side of snoek slipway in harbour||310||135|
Previous water testing results
Acceptable maximum count/100ml
Recreation: 100 in 80% of samples, 2000 in 95% of samples
Filter feeders: 20 in 80% of samples, 60 in 95% of samples