The Benguela Current Convention (BCC) is guided by the Articles 4(2)(d) of the Convention. The article enables BCC with the three member states to establish mechanisms for intersectoral data collection, sharing and exchange thereof. The relevant data and information include statistical, biological, environmental and socio-economical from all member states. In order to achieve this, the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Regional Integrated Information Management System (BCLME RIIMS) was designed and developed. This allows the BCC Data and Information and the Regional Data information Working Groups to host and share relevant data among BCC member states.