Hon Speaker, I shall move as follows,
Noting that, the inception of the Ocean Stewards programme in 2015 has seen more than 32 marine science students taking part in deep sea expeditions,
Further noting that, the 2017 programme included a 30-day expedition with the objective to map offshore biodiversity and identify areas where conservation is needed the most. Equally important are the mechanisms to expand Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to curb commercial operations and other conservation initiatives to guide decision makers,
This Hon. House resolves to call on the Hon. MEC Zikalala to apprise the House regularly on these programmes.
Moved by: Hon. Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Minority Front Leader (KZN Legislature)
Date: Friday 24 November 2017