Three countries sharing a productive ecosystem
The Benguela Current Commission is a multi-sectoral inter-governmental initiative of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. It promotes the sustainable management and protection of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, or BCLME.
Nov 27 , 2013
A new volume entitled Stress, sustainability and development of Large Marine Ecosystems during climate change: policy and implementation has been published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Included in the book is a chapter by Dr Hashali Hamukuaya, Executive Secretary of the Benguela Current Commission and his co-authors from the UNDP-GEF BCLME SAP Implementation Project, entitled Science to Governance in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The case study documents the progress of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) Programme (2002 to 2008), the establishment of the Benguela Current Commission and the eventual signing of the Benguela Current Convention.
Nov 19 , 2013
Scientists with specialist knowledge of the small pelagic fisheries of the Benguela region met in Cape Town earlier this month to establish a formal working group of the Benguela Current Commission.
Oct 17 , 2013
Namibia's government has placed a moratorium on marine phosphate mining until an environmental impact study has shown that mining will not destroy the fishing industry, reports The Namibian.