Published 05 May 2020 by Sizwe Dlamini
CAPE TOWN – JSE-listed Premier Fishing has donated at least 200 food parcels to its seasonal workers, to help them and their families get through the tough Covid-19 period.
The fishing company, which operates in fishing communities such as Saldanha, St Francis Bay, Gansbaai, Hout Bay and Cape Town, said the workers were those who had been unable to work as a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
The country’s fishing industry received an exemption from the lockdown after being designated it as being vital to the domestic food industry the National Coronavirus Command Council.
Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said the council exempted the fisheries sector, as well as the harbour, fishing vessels, shipping and docking services from the lockdown conditions.
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