Last update 2007-10-19

 

IMPORT AND EXPORT OF FISH AND SHELL FISH

 

1.      South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS)

 

        Frozen and canned fish or shell fish, any hermetically sealed fish products, commercially sterile and sealed in plastic

        Each imported consignment is inspected

        No SABS control or specifications for fresh fish or fresh fish on ice(chilled)

 

The Department Food and Associated Industries, administers the following Compulsory Specifications (imported and local products:

        Canned Fish, Canned Fish Products and Canned Marine Molluscs

        Canned Crustaceans

        Canned Meat Products

        Frozen Fish, Frozen Marine Molluscs, and Frozen Fish and Frozen Marine Mollusc Products

        Frozen Rock Lobster Products

        Frozen Shrimps (Prawns), Langoustines and Crabs

        Smoked Snoek (frozen)

 

        Export from South Africa to other countries, including certification for EU

 

        Contact Persons:

Cape Town

Michael J Young

 

Postal Address:

Tel: 021 689-5511 (Int + 27 21 689-5511)

Fax: 021 689-6128

SABS, PO Box 615, RONDEBOSCH, 7700

Email: youngmj@sabs.co.za

Pretoria

Lourens Geyer

Lab

Tel: 012 428-6870 (Int + 27 12 428-6870)

Fax: 012 428-6466

SABS, Private Bag X191, PRETORIA, 0001

Email: geyerls@sabs.co.za

Pretoria

Other SABS contacts:

Kobus Meiring

Inspector

Johan van Heerden

 

012-428 6469

 

012-428 6464 Cell 083 501 3488

PE

Gary Scholtz

+27-41-391-8400 Fax +27-41-391-8427

scholtzgc@sabs.co.za

Durban

Grant Hingle

+27-31-2032940 Fax +27-31-2930

hinglegs@sabs.co.za


2.      Department of Health

        Directorate Food Control

        Act on Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants, 1972 (Act No 54 of 1972)

        Chilled and other types of fish not controlled by SABS

        Monitoring of consignments imported from other countries at ports of entry

(Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg Airport)

        NOT involved with export of fish from South Africa to other countries

        Contact Person:

 

Mr AWJ Pretorius

Tel: 012 312 0159

 

 

Fax: 012 326 4374

 

Postal Address:

Department of Health

 

 

Director of Food Control

 

 

Private Bag X828, PRETORIA, 0001

 

Permits

012-358 4656

 

Permits issued by: Johannesburg Municipality Metropolitan Council Environmental Health

 

011-407 6812

011-407 6683

 

3.      Directorate: Plant Production, Health and Quality, National Department of Agriculture

        Live fresh water and tropical aquarium fish only (imports)

        White list of fish species allowed to be imported

        Contact Persons:

 

 

Mr Jeremiah Manyuwa

Tel: 012 319 6102

 

 

Fax: 012 319 6101

 

Permits

Room 542, 5th Floor Harvest House

 

4.      Directorate of Animal Health

        Import and export of ova (Salmonids)

        Importation of live fish for research purposes

        Registration of fish farms for export of live fish (salmonids and Koi carp)

        Contact Person:

 

Dr Michelle Lewis

Tel: 012 319 7648

 

 

Fax: 012 319 6892

 

 

MichelleL@daff.gov.za

Import Export Policy Unit contact list

 

5.      Nature Conservation

        Live fresh water fish (Importation)

        Contact relevant Provincial Authorities:

 

 

Gauteng Province:

 

 

Permit Section

Tel: 011 355 1201/2

 

 

Fax: 011 355 1239/1100

 


6.      Department of Environmental Affairs

        Import of Live Sea/marine fish, prawns, crustaceans etc

 

        Marine and Coastal Management Resource Regulation

Tel: 021 402 3091

 

(Sea Fisheries)

Fax: 021 402 3367

 

        Contact Person:

Heidi Coetzee

 

        Postal Address

Private Bag X2, ROGGEBAAI, 8012

 

 

 

 

For Mariculture Division

Dr Trevor Probyn 021-430 7014/20

Dr Grant Pitcher 021-430 7016

 

 

7.      Directorate Animal and Aquaculture Production:

 

        Conservation of Agriculture Resources Act (Act No 43 of 1983)

 

 

        Choice of sites used for aquaculture development

 

 

        Livestock Specialist - Ms Pontsho Moji

 

Tel: 012 319 7404

Fax: 012 319 7570

pontshom@nda.agric.za

 

8.      Fishing Industry Research Institute

Tel: 021 689 9341/ 84

Fax: 021 686 6116

 

9. The Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa

department of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science, Rhodes University

 

 

Tel: 046 603 8415/6

 

 

Fax: 046 622 4827

 

 

 

 

Postal Address:

P.O Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140

 

10. Veterinary Specialist in aquaculture:

 

Dr K D A Huchzermeyer

Tel: 013 235 4132

 

 

Fax: 013 235 3260

 

Postal Address

Sterkspruit Animal Clinic

 

 

P.O Box 951

 

 

LYDENBURG

 

 

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