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Please Clean up your Factory, Oceana Group!

The Oceana factory in Hout Bay is depositing its waste into our bay,  and we have had no communication from Oceana to give us confidence that this "fish blood water" is not harmful to the environment.

Currently, the fish fumes can be smelled to the top of Hout Bay on a daily basis. This affects residents and tourism as the smell is often stifling and the brown waste is smelly and makes the harbour appear unclean - certainly unswimmable.

We feel that as residents of Hout Bay, we need to get Oceana Group and the factory to acknowledge that this is not an industrial area, that the environment is important, that the harbour is not only a working harbour, but one which needs to be respected and protected by all who gainfully work and live here.

We need the government to take charge and develop a better plan for the marina, with an effective management team that is not politically driven, but who looks to the future of the bay and works towards a sustainable working environment that doesn't cause harm to either the environment, the residents living here or the tourist trade that many people here rely on. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Oceana Group - Operations Director
    Mike Copeland
  • Cape Town Government
    Ivan Bromfield
  • Cape Town Government
    David Oliver
  • Oceana Process Engineering Manager
    Kevin Changoo
  • CEO Oceana
    Francois Kuttel
  • Private Secretary for Environmental Affairs
    Magdalena Griesel
  • Managing Director - Oceana Group
    Mr. Gavin Rhodes-Harrison

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