Kwa-Zulu Natal Marine Survey

‘’Win uShaka Platinum Passes or Meet a Dolphin

This is for all East Coast rock lobster, mussel, oyster, mud crab and mollusc / general bait permit holders

In February I did a survey of lobster, mussel, oyster and general bait collection during the months of October to December 2010. Thank you very much to all who participated in this survey. Your responses were added to a database documenting long-term invertebrate collection in KZN. This is important information that will be used to improve management of recreational fisheries.

Now it is time to survey your collection efforts from January to March 2011. Because your support is so valuable to this study, I am offering a few prizes to show my appreciation. All participants in this survey, and another two surveys in July and October, will be entered into a lucky draw for the following prizes:

First prize: Two uShaka Platinum Passes – free entry into Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild for a whole year
Second prize: Sea World Meet a Dolphin experience for two people
Third prize: A choice of one Island adventure experience (Xpanda Shark dive, Ocean Walker and Avis Snorkel Lagoon – subject to availability) for two people at Sea World
Four consolation prizes: Two Sea World / Wet ‘n Wild combo tickets

The prize draw will be on 16 January 2012 at the Oceanographic Research Institute and winners will be contacted by phone before 31 January 2012. To qualify for the prizes you must have an East Coast rock lobster, mussel, oyster, mud crab or mollusc / general bait permit and complete in full the survey about your harvesting activities from January to March 2011. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/InvertSurveyApr2011 or go to the ORI website (www.ori.org.za) and click on INVERT SURVEY. The questionnaire should take no longer than five minutes. Please complete the survey even if you caught nothing – this information is important. You may only complete the questionnaire once per survey, but are allowed to participate in all of the 2011 surveys (in April, July and October 2011) and improve your chance of winning a prize. Please fill in your personal details in full and provide a phone number where you can be contacted between 16-31 January 2012 during office hours. Your information will remain confidential.

Thank you very much for your help.
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This survey will run until 30 April.
Thank you very much for your help.
Erika Steyn
South African Association for Marine Biological Research
Direct Tel: +27 (31) 328 8160   Fax: +27 (31) 328 8188
e-mail: erika@ori.org.za 
1 King Shaka Avenue, Point, Durban 4001 KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
PO Box 10712, Marine Parade 4056 KwaZulu-Natal South Africa