Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has extended the Fishing Rights Allocation Process by further 60 days.

This after fishermen, who are dissatisfied with the Fishing Rights Allocation Process, requested the department to access all information related to the process.

They said those details are necessary to enable them to finalise their appeals against the FRAP 2021.

The deadline for the process was on Sunday the 29th of May, but it has since been extended until the end of July.

Creecy’s spokesperson Albi Modise says the Minister sought legal advice on the issue.

“We’re advised that before the release of personal and commercially sensitive information, the affected applicants must be notified of the release of their information and be given an opportunity to respond thereto. Moreover, the Department has received requests for additional time from various appellants to enable them to submit their appeals”.