Directorate: Operations - MFMR

Fisheries' Patrol Vessel

 

MFMR's Joint Patrol with NAMPOL and Ocean Warriors

DIRECTORATE: OPERATIONS

MANDATE

The Directorate is mandated to protect the living aquatic resources and regulating fishing activities within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and public inland water bodies.

Division: Technical Services

We Will:

  • Ensure that Ministry's patrol and research craft comply with national and International Maritime and Aviation legislations;
  • Avail patrol craft to participate in oil pollution, search and rescue operations upon request by competent authority and in accordance with national and international obligations;
  • Ensure that patrol, research craft, seafarers and air crew certificates are renewed timeously;
  • Avail fisheries patrol and research craft to conduct sea surveillance and surveys in accordance with annual Plan;
  • Provide technical advice on fisheries patrol and research craft at all times when required;
  • Facilitate statutory training for seafarers and air crew; and
  • Continuously manage and oversee the maintenance activities of fisheries patrol and research craft.
Division: Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

We Will:

  • Ensure compliance with fisheries legislations within EEZ, along the coast and inland water bodies;
  • Deploy fisheries inspectors on board patrol craft to conduct sea and aerial surveillance;
  • Ensure that sea patrol, inspections and catch control are conducted periodically in line with annual plan
  • Ensure that FAO Agreement on Port State Measures, and National Plan of Action against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (NPOF-IUU) are implemented and enforced
  • Monitoring and enforcement of fisheries legislations at all landing sites and fish factories;
  • Ensure that coastal and rivers patrols are conducted;
  • Provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data of a specific fishing vessel to the right holder;
  • Collect and provide accurate landing data on a monthly basis to the Directorate PPE; and
  • Issue recreational fishing permits within fifteen in accordance with fisheries legislations
  • Erect sign board, distribute pamphlets, and publish information through electronic and printed media to create awareness on fisheries legislations;
  • Ensure training of fisheries inspectors in fisheries management and fisheries legislations;

 

 Below are regulations governing harvesting of marine resources:

 

Fishing for Recreational Purposes Rules
 
 
Permit Required for Recreational Fishing
 
Vessels Monitoring Regulations
 
Inland Fisheries Act
 
Exploitation of Marine Resources Regulations
Director: Operations

Mr. Hafeni Mungungu
Deputy Director: Technical Services

Mr. Steven Ambabi
Deputy Director: Monitoring, Control and Surveillance
Vacant
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT DETAILS:
The Director: Tel +264-61-205 3009