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‘The Government of the Republic of Angola ‘Through the Ministry of Fisheries. Herein represented by Hon. Salomao Xirimbimbl in his capacity as Minister of Fisher ‘And, The Government of the Republic of Namibia ‘Through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Herein represented by Hon. Abraham lyambo In his capacity as Ministor of Fisheries and Marine Resources The Goverameat ofthe Republic of Angola and the Goverament ofthe Republic of ‘Namibia the Panes): Recognising the need to build on previous arrangements to develop and reinforce relations for cooperation and friendship between the Partie and ther esponsbiies for developing fisheries and aguaculare; Considering thatthe Parties Wish to establish a feamework for futher cooperation based on the principles of establishing mutually beneficial arrangements between the two countries and collaborating in the responsible management and development of fisheries and aquaculture, ‘Bearing in mind the importance of fishing and aquaculture in the socal an economic development ofboth counties; Recognising that cooperation in matters relating to fishing and aquaculture is beneficial to each ofthe partes in increasing employment, alleviating poverty and ‘enhancing fod security: (Conscious ofthe sovereign rights exercised by States in terms of scenic research, jsonseration, management and explitaon of living aguatic resoures within the framework of interational law; “Mindil of the obligations the Partics have in regard to the agreed Plan of Action of ‘he 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development; Desiring to sais achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals; Reallcming their commitment to regional cooperation though SADC; ‘Wishing to comply with the word and spit of international agreements to which the Parties are signatories, in particular the UN Fish Stocks Agrocment, FAO Compliance ‘Agreement and the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Have agreed as fllows: ARTICLE 1 Objective “This Protocol aims to establish and strengthen bisteral communication, cooperation and collaboration in matters pertaining to marine capture fisheries and aquaculture, and freshwater fisheries and aquaculture, with conformity to the poliies and legislation ofeach ofthe Parties ARTICLE 2 Scope “The communication, cooperation and collaboration envisaged under Article 1 above shal be in respect of the eollction and exchange of relevant data; human resource ‘evelopment; monitoring control and surveillance (MCS), scientific research and ‘management of shared fisheries resources: aquaculture, business Linkages, and the evelopment of common positions on these matters in regional and international bodies to which the Parties are signatories ARTICLES ata and information ‘The Parties shall maintain systems for the collection, verification, storage, and analysis of data and information pertinent tothe objective of this Protocol The Paris shall paricularly foeus on the following data types: catch of shared species and fishing effort, shared resourees TAC, adopted conservation measure, plans 10 ‘expand the exploration of new resources, and relevant research investigation to ensure susainable exploitation, Either Pary shall, upon request, provide data and information by electronic means to the other Party, trough the Ministry concerned, expeditiously upoa receipt of such request ARTICLES ‘Human Resource Development ‘The Parts shall 1. Cooperate in sharing surface and acial surveillance platforms for joint practical raining in MCS operations Make provision forthe taining of Angolan personnel et the Namibian Fisheries Insitute in Walvis Bay for specialised formal taining in courses offered bythe Insc 3, Make’ provision for Angolan personnel to undertake courses and joint research on feshwater fisheries and aguacultreresarch and development With Namibian counterparts at Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries and ‘Aquaculture Institut, kavango Region. 4. Ensue equal opportunity for practical taining through the conduct of joint fishery surveys, through sharing of research vessels and oer assets 5, Arrange brated exchange. visits, technical meetings, seminars or workshops, as required, on any matter relating to this Proto 7 @ a ARTICLES Monitoring Control and Surveillance ‘The Pais shal 1. Conoperate in arrangements to strengthen MCS in waters under their jurisdiction, especialy inthe border area 2. ‘xecute joint surface and aerial marine fsherios surveillance patrols, sharing assets 30a o eat eoss 3. Work loguther in developing National Plans of Action against Hlegal, Unreported and Unregulated (TUL) fishing, in support of the FAO Intemational Plan of Action against IUU fishing 44. Cooperate fo ensure that regional governments remain flly aware of the threat of TUU fishing to national, shared and stadding fish socks, and that appropriate ations ar taken fo mitiate such thcats Develop ‘common procedures for MCS- activities, inchating vessel Doarding, evidence collection, prosecutions and preparation of MCS ‘manuals. 6. Estahlish arangements to provide information and data to each oer on the activites of fishing vessels in ther respective waters, including any infingemeats, prior to issuing fishing licences to vessels “Such ‘aangements may include the establishment ofa blacklist of wesels who have infinged and sanctions applied 7. Hold technical meetings between MCS staf on a regula basis, ARTICLE Scientific research and management of shared resources The Parties shall cooperate in 1. Planning and execution of research activites inta shared stocks Analysis of biological specimens and the analysis of data obtained, Development of appropriate management arngements for shared marine land fieshwater stocks of fish and shellfish, nclading total allowable ‘catches, technical conservation measures and other management issues. ARTICLE? Aquaculture and inland fisheries “The Parties shal: |. To the extent possible, harmonise policy and legislation for aquaculture ‘and inland fisheries. 2 Cooperate to establish cente(s) of excellence for disease control and quality assurance of aquaculture products 3. Cooperate to establish laboratories for monitoring marine water quality an the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms 7a