LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) Toward Achievement of the Integrated Management of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)

Several major transboundary problems affecting the Benguela Current ecosystem have been identified during PDF-B works, the principal one being the decline of commercial fish stocks and non-optimal harvesting of living resources exacerbated by natural environmental variability. Additional concerns are the deterioration of water quality due to mining and drilling activities, the loss of critical habitats and threats to biodiversity. Based on these findings, the littoral countries have agreed on a program of actions (SAP) aimed at achieving the integrated management of the ecosystem, including the creation of the Benguela Current Commission , and a vast array of local, national and regional actions. The proposed project would support the countries in this effort through the establishment of the Interim Benguela Current Commission (PCU), the development of a series of assessments, surveys and plans, training and capacity building (the latter defined by the signatories of the SAP as of the "highest priority"), and the securing of additional financing.

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Benguela Current (LME)

General information
GEF ID 789
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Project Closure
Start Date 10 Feb 2002
End Date 31 May 2013
Project documents
Mid-term Evaluation
Terminal Evaluation
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 15,114,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 38,564,000
Angola, Namibia, South Africa, - Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Project contacts
Mr. Nkosi Luyeye (National Coordinator)
Mr. Nik Sekhran (MR Regional Coordinator for UNDP/GEF)
Mr. Hashali Hamukuaya (Executive Secretary)
Nangula Mbako (Permanent Secretary)
Abraham IYAMBO (Minister)
Ms. Ashley Naidoo (Director)