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FAHB Update: May-June 2017

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As the winter months begin, activities at Oceana’s fishmeal factory typically slow down because the wet weather makes it difficult to fish. While we may experience less odour pollution, it is still important to keep pressure on the City and to continue with the activities that support our objective. Here are some important updates for May-June 2017. 1. City denies …

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FAHB Update: March-April 2017

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There has been a lot of activity over the past month, both at the factory and from the community, and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support. We have more than 600 registered members on the Fresh Air for Hout Bay (FAHB) website and we are continuously growing support. Here are some important updates from over the …

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FAHB Update – February/March 2017

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The Oceana fishmeal factory continued production intermittently throughout February and into early March 2017 and residents submitted dozens of complaints to the City of Cape Town and Oceana. Please remember, the reason we continue to register complaints is to document the regularity and extent to which people are impacted. Another article was also published in the Sentinel newspaper. Thank you …

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FAHB: January 2017 Update

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  The Oceana fishmeal factory started production on 20 January 2017 and residents of Hout Bay have been subjected to the terrible and unconstitutional odour pollution for the past two weeks. Fresh Air for Hout Bay (FAHB) remains committed to finding a solution to this situation and over the past six months a lot has been going on. We will …

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FAHB: April 2016 Update

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While we have started this new year under the oppressive stench from the Oceana fishmeal factory, we have also seen a tremendous increase in community support calling for change. Over the past two months, almost 500 people have officially become members of Fresh Air for Hout Bay (FAHB) and more than 1,600 people have signed the FAHB petition calling for …

FAHB statement on the continued operation of the Hout Bay fishmeal factory

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On 3 November 2015, Oceana announced their decision to continue operations at their Hout Bay fishmeal factory, following a labour consultation process initiated after their proposed closure in August 2015. Through an agreement signed between Oceana and their employees, operations will increase to a minimum of 120 production days annually. Fresh Air for Hout (FAHB) has always appreciated the complex …

FAHB: August-September 2015 Update

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On Friday 14 August 2015, Oceana announced its proposed closure of the fishmeal factory in Hout Bay, pointing to the increase of community complaints as the main reason. This, of course, is not the full story and Fresh Air for Hout Bay (FAHB) has been working hard over the past weeks to provide accurate information, give perspective and help manage …

FAHB statement on the proposed closure of the Hout Bay fishmeal factory

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FAHB Public Statement: Reflections on the proposed closure of the Oceana fishmeal factory in Hout Bay On Friday 14 August 2015, we learned that Oceana is considering closing its Hout Bay fishmeal factory. Knowing this would directly impact 98 employees, Oceana is currently negotiating with staff before making its final decision and is offering alternative positions at various locations, including …

FAHB: July 2015 Update

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In July 2015, FAHB has continued to work towards creating cleaner, fresher air for the people of Hout Bay. Please be aware of the following activities that have taken place. Updates to FAHB website and communication materials FAHB is committed to providing accurate information to concerned residents of Hout Bay and to do this we have been engaged in two …

FAHB: June 2015 Update

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Over the past months, Fresh Air for Hout Bay (FAHB) – working with the Hout Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association (HBRRA) – has been working towards finding a solution to the noxious smell from the Oceana fish factory. The issues are complex: while the economic value of the factory cannot be disputed, nor the importance of the jobs provided, we believe …