Three Countries Sharing a Productive Ecosystem
The Benguela Current Commission (BCC) is a multi-sectoral inter-governmental, initiative of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. It promotes the vision of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) sustaining human and ecosystem well-being for generation after generation.
The BCLME is richly endowed with both living and non-living resources – from large oil and gas reserves to abundant fisheries and unrivalled natural beauty. The BCC provides a vehicle for the countries of the region to introduce an "ecosystem approach to ocean governance". This means that the three countries work together to manage the marine environment.
The BCC was established on January 2007 through the signing of an Interim Agreement. Then, on 18 March 2013, the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa signed the Benguela Current Convention, a groundbreaking environmental treaty that entrenches the Benguela Current Commission as a permanent inter-governmental organisation.
Mar 15 , 2017
Benguela Current Convention invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following positions:
1. Project Manager
2. Translator / Interpreter
3. Manager: Compliance
4. Administrative and Operations Assistant
Full terms of reference of the positions and application process are available here for download. Closing date: 15 April 2017. Applications must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For inquiry, contact Paulus Ndjambula, tel +264-64-406 901; fax +264-64-406 904.
Mar 15 , 2017
Benguela Current Convention invites applications from qualified and experienced consultants to conduct statistical fish aging data analysis workshop. Full terms of reference of the positions and application process are available for download here. All applications must be sent to email@example.com. Closing date: 4 April 2017. For inquiry, contact Dr Kumbi Kilongo (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel +264-64-406 901; fax +264-64-406 904.
Mar 10 , 2017
The Benguela Current Convention invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
1. National Project Coordinator (National Consultant 3 positions: Angola, Namibia & South Africa);
2. Communications and participation resource person;
3. Fisheries and fisheries community-based resilience resource person; and
4. Fisheries and fisheries communities planning assistant (National Consultant, 2 positions: Angola & South Africa)
Full terms of reference of the positions and application process can be downloaded here. All applications must be emailed to email@example.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Inquiry: Dr. Ben van Zyl, (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel +264-64-406 901; fax +264-64-406 904. Closing date: 15 April 2017
Dec 13 , 2016
The 5th Benguela Current Commission (BCC) Ministerial Conference met in Swakopmund on the 8th December 2016 to deliberate on issues pertaining to the progress and challenges made in implementing the 2015 – 2019 Strategic Action Programme (SAP). The agenda also included discussions on the rationale and justification for collaboration transboundary marine environmental problems, opportunities for economic potential development in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region and strategic actions for addressing specific transboundary issues in seismic surveys in the tuna industry and phosphate mining in relation to the environment. Read full Ministerial Communique here
Jul 08 , 2016
Editors: Kenneth Sherman and Hashali Hamukuaya
This definitive new volume presents results of an ecosystem based approach to adaptive management of the world’s Large Marine Ecosystems, supported by studies of LME productivity, fish & fisheries, pollution and ecosystem health, socioeconomics, and governance.
Authors focus on results of natural science and social science assessments of human and environmental stressors in support of ecosystem based management practices to recover and sustain LME goods and services. Download the flyer here.