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BCLME/WCPLME Twinning

Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem/Western Central Pacific Inter-Project Exchange (November 2003)

PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS INVOLVED

  • Joel Opnai, Pacific Fisheries Project

HOST INSTITUTION

  • The host institution was primarily the BCLME Programme Project Coordination Unit, although the BCLME Activity Centres in Angola, Namibia and South Africa organised the local activities including meetings and the interviews.

INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE: WHY AN EXCHANGE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • to promote the exchange of personals between the LMEs projects to exchange experience and lessons learnt that can be replicated in other projects.

OUTPUTS/OUTCOMES

The most valuable lesson learnt include:

  • Effective management measure in recovery and preserving stocks
  • The right-based management system along with the Namibianisation has no doubt indicated positive impact on the status of all stocks except for pilchard. Indeed control of fishing effort has also resulted in the increase the value of the fishery. The integrated MCS system in place has a major role to protect these fisheries and interests of Namibia.
  • Public participation
  • By public engaging public participation means involving fishing industry in the setting up of the IBCC and eventually the Commission.
Related content
FileBCLME Programme Newsletter. Issue 6 July 2008.
FileRegional (Angola, Namibia, South Africa): Implementation of the Strategic Action Program (SAP) Toward Achievement of the Integrated Management of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)
FileBCLME Programme Newsletter. Issue 5
FileBCLME Programme Newsletter. Issue 5 July 2007.
FileBenguela Current
FileBenguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem : Summary of Key Issues and Best Practices/Lessons Learned 2000 (Presentation)
FileIntegrated Management of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) (RAF/00/G32/A/1G/31)