On receiving permits from DENC to start the experimental fishery, there has been progress in the project in that the crew for the boat has been appointed. They are Skipper Ricardo Block and Deckhand Xavier Greeff. Both Ricardo and Xavier are from Kuertjieskloof. Ricardo has a skippers license and as such he will be a real asset to the project.
Training of the fishing crew has already started. The first training courses for the boat crew started on the 2nd of October, the courses covered First Aid level 1 as well as Fire Safety. The training was conducted at the Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation offices in Vanderkloof.
The training was also attended by Clarence Oliphant, who is a facilitator appointed by the project and amongst his roles is to provide support to the kraal fishers.