The South African Consolidated Recreational Angling Association (SACRAA) is a non-profit association that has been established in reaction to the limited level of recognition of the recreational sector by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF), the lack of transparency and interaction with the sector by DAFF, and out of concern for the declining state of some of our key angling species. SACRAA is an independent body that acts in the best interests of it members and the recreational fishing industry. It is not affiliated to any government institution or other angling organizations, but has the support of the South African Sport Anglers & Casting Confederation (SASACC; the controlling body for organized angling in South Africa) and the South African Fishing Tackle Agents & Distributors (SAFTAD). SACRAA is recognized as an interest group in terms of Section 8 of the Marine Living Resources Act (Act 18 of 1998) and will represent recreational fishing on Provincial Working Groups and local Co-Management Committees once the Inland Fisheries Policy is promulgated and implemented.
A sustainable recreational fishery based on cooperation, awareness and responsibility.
To protect our natural aquatic resources and ensure a sustainable fishery and industry in South Africa through partnerships and interaction with individual anglers, organized angling bodies, businesses, scientists, government institutions and management authorities, with a vested and common interest in recreational angling and a shared vision for the future.
- Unite all members of the recreational angling community who identify with our Vision and Mission.
- Encourage development of the sector and promote awareness around sustainable fishing and conservation through education.
- Represent the interests of anglers and the industry by working with government institutions and management authorities.
- Support environmental initiatives and research projects.
WHAT CAN SACRAA DO FOR YOU?
- Raise the level of recognition of the sector within government and management structures.
- Interact with government departments and management authorities on your behalf on existing and pending regulations & policy and issues affecting the industry.
- Host training and educational clinics and workshops.
- Provide access to the latest research.
- Provide access to information on the latest tackle and tactics innovations.
- Provide a future defined by a sustainable fishery and a flourishing market and second economy linked to fishing activities.
Click here for a copy of our Constitution.