The Benguela Current Commission

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The Vision, Mission, Key Performance Areas and Core Values of the BCC 



A Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem sustaining human and ecosystem well-being for generation after generation.

Mission Statement

To promote, coordinate and implement the sustainable development of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem.

Key Performance Areas
  • Provision of best available scientific advice
  • Sustainable exploitation and management of living marine resources
  • Responsible exploitation and management of non-living marine resources
  • Conservation of biodiversity, habitats, environmental goods and services and ecosystem functions and processes
  • Prevention and mitigation of acute and chronic pollution
  • Sufficient human, institutional and financial resources to achieve the objectives of the Convention
  • Transformation, training and capacity building

Core Values

Pursuant to achieving the objectives of the Convention, the BCC will demonstrate the following core values:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Equity
  • Environmental sustainability