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Namibia’s Marine Resources Act

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In the year 2000, Namibia introduced a rights-based and scientific approach to fisheries management, thereby significantly reducing bycatch and illegal fishing. Namibia’s Marine Resources Act has contributed to an ecologically and economically sustainable fishing industry, created jobs and fostered food security in Namibia. The principles applied in Namibia closely follow international guidelines for sustainable fisheries management and have the potential to guide management and governance of industrial fisheries in other nations and on the high-seas. Read more