Minister Senzeni Zokwana, on behalf of the South African government, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Namibian counterpart, Minister Bernard Essau. This MoU represents an agreement between the two neighbouring countries to work together in various matters within the fisheries space as the two countries share a common border.


South Africa, Namibia and Angola share one of the most productive Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME). The collaboration of the three countries is historic where international partners have funded a number of significant projects in the BCLME region. The collaboration was later formalised through Benguela Current Commission and now ratified into a Convention.


South Africa and Namibia share a border and therefore there is transboundary of fishing species in both countries, co-management between the two countries has always been important.


This ratified MoU is therefore a representation of collaboration which will result in best cooperation between both countries. Amongst other areas of cooperation agreed to, are the following more