Welcome to the FOA

The FOA’s objective is to compliment the government’s monitoring, control, surveillance, and scientific activities by placing fisheries observers onboard fishing vessels. The Observers’ tasks include monitoring fishing operations to ensure that activities on vessels comply with the relevant legislation as well as to collect valuable biological and scientific data on the marine species within the Namibian Exclusive Zone (EEZ).

In a sense the FOA can be described as the watchdog of the Namibian fishing industry. The presence of FOA personnel onboard fishing vessels is a powerful deterent for illegal fishing activities. Monitoring, scientific and biological data of these activities and the catch plays a crucial role in ensuring that Namibia’s marine resources are managed sustainably.

On this site….
This website contains more information on the organisation, its tasks to monitor and collect data, the Namibian Fishing Industry, and links to partners and stakeholders.

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