DAFF Contact Details
Co-operating with and assisting the powers that be, in the endless battle for our environment, is our only choice.
When we, as responsible anglers with a conscience, see somebody without one, loading shad by the bucket, the onus has fallen on us, to call up the DAFF guys, and report the incident. Their resources are spread quite thin, but the guys doing the beat are quite helpful and ardent environmentalists themselves. Take a picture or video if you can. Prompt response has been the norm.
These are some DAFF contact details for the guys operating on the KZN coastline and into the Transkei:
- The DAFF vessel operating in our area – The Ruth First (often mistaken for being a trawler itself), is in the area off the Transkei often. Their number is 079 773 6514 and Inspector Teyise is on board most times.
- Our contacts, Senior Marine Conservation Inspector Mr. Bongani Pitoyi is on 071 765 2533, and is extremely helpful.
- Another number you can call is deputy director Mr Moshani on 076 780 5049.
These are their direct cellphone numbers, and everyone uses WhatsApp nowadays. So become part of the team, record one of these numbers in your phone. And join the network of anglers who respect that the rules are in place for our own protection. And are to be observed.
You can learn about DAFF at their website on http://www.daff.gov.za/