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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.


Latest News

  • Apr 03 , 2014

    The third Global Large Marine Ecosystems Conference will take place in Swakopmund, Namibia from 8 to 10 October 2014.
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  • Mar 14 , 2014

    Save the date
    The annual Science Forum of the Benguela Current Commission is scheduled to take place at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre from 13 to 16 October 2014.

  • Feb 24 , 2014

    To produce a State of the Marine Environment report for the BCLME.

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  • Dec 13 , 2013

    Click here to view the latest newsletter of the African LME Caucus

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  • 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.


A Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem that is sustainably used and managed, conserved, protected and contributes to the wellbeing of the people of the region.

Click here to view the Core Values and Key Performance Areas of the BCC...

Mission Statement

To foster cooperation between the Republic of Angola, Republic of Namibia and Republic of South Africa and work towards an integrated, science-based and regional approach for the conservation, protection and sustainable use and management of the BCLME. To achieve this by facilitating the development and implementation of joint programmes of work.

Development Partners


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The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem is one of the richest ecosystems on earth...