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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

  • Feb 09 , 2015

    The BCC / GIZ Marine Spatial Planning project requires a technical advisor.

    icon Vacancy TECHNICAL ADVISOR (483.17 kB)

    Closing date: 09 March 2015

  • Jan 19 , 2015

    Please note that the recently advertised positions with the project "Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System" are open to qualified candidates from all BCC member states, and not only Namibian nationals as was previously stated.

    The correct Terms of Reference are available here: icon Terms of Reference: Climate Change project staff (242.23 kB)

  • Jan 15 , 2015

    The BCC is launching a five-year project "Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System." To implement the project, the following staff are required:

    1. Project Coordinator
    2. Finance and Procurement Officer
    3. National Project Coordinator (3 positions, National Consultant)
    4. Communications and participation resource person
    5. Fisheries and fisheries community-based resilience resource person
    6. Climate change resource person
    7. Fisheries and fisheries communities planning assistant
    8. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

    The detailed terms of reference are available here:icon Terms of Reference: Climate Change project staff (242.23 kB)

    Qualified candidates who are nationals of BCC member states are invited to apply.
    Closing Date: 13 February 2015 (not later than 17H00).

  • Dec 08 , 2014

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the governments of Germany and Norway have pledged to continue supporting the work of the Benguela Current Commission.

  • Dec 01 , 2014

    Partners and sponsors of the BCC will meet in South Africa on 4 December, to discuss the funding required to implement the recently approved Strategic Action Programme.

    icon Media release (379.29 kB)


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.

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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 Global LME Conference

Annual Science Forum 2014

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