Table 1: Status of BCLME-related legislation for each countrySECTORSOUTH AFRICANAMIBIAANGOLAConstitutionalConstitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108 of 1996Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, 1990Constitution of the Republic of Angola, 1992EnvironmentNational Environmental Management Act, 1998 (as amended in 2002, 2003 & 2004)No EquivalentEnvironment Framework Act, 1998National Biodiversity Act, 2004No EquivalentNo EquivalentProtected Areas Act, 2003No EquivalentNo EquivalentAir Quality Act, 2004No EquivalentNo EquivalentEnvironmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2006Environmental Assessment Policy for Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation, 1995Environmental Impact Assessment Decree, 2004Maritime ZonesMaritime Zones Act, 1994Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone of Namibia, 1990Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone Act, 1992Marine FisheriesMarine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Amended in 2000)Marine Resources Act, 2000Aquatic Biological Resources Act, 2005Fisheries Regulations, 1998 (Asamended in 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2004)Regulations for the Exploitationof Marine Living Resources, 2001Decree No’s 14/05, 38/05, 40/06, 28/06, 98/06 and 43/05 General Fisheries Policy of 2005Fisheries Policies (Granting of Rights of Exploitation to UtilizeMarine Resources and on the Allocation of Fishing Quotas, 1993)Decree No 41/05 New Fisheries Policy, 2004No EquivalentNo EquivalentFishery Specific Policies No EquivalentNo Equivalent Marine AquacultureMarine Living Resources Act, 1998Aquaculture Act, 2002Aquatic Biological Resources Act, 200529
SECTORSOUTH AFRICANAMIBIAANGOLASea Shore Act, 1935Bio-Safety Act, 2006Decree No’s 39/05 & 40/06Fisheries Regulations, 1998Namibia’s Aquaculture PolicyDecree No’s 39/05 & 40/06Policy for the Development of aSustainable Marine Aquaculture SectorTowards the Responsible Development of Aquaculture, 2001Decree No 9/06Marine PollutionPlease refer to the BCLME report on MARPOL adoption and compliance (FEIKE)Dumping at Sea Control Act, 1980Dumping at Sea Control Act, 1980Aquatic Biological Resources Act, 2005Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 including Regulations Relating to the Prevention and Combating of Pollution at Sea by Oil of 1984Prevention and Combating for Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act, 1981 and the Amendment Act, 1991Oil Activities and Environmental Protection Law 39/00Marine Pollution Intervention Act, 1987Namibian Ports Authority Act, 1994Decree 495/73Merchant Shipping Act, 1951Merchant Shipping Act, 1991Decree 412/70Mining, Minerals andPetroleumMinerals &Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Act, 1991Petroleum Activities Act, 2004Minerals & Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002Minerals (Prospecting & Mining) Act, 1992Geological and Mining Activities Act, 1992Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2006Environmental Assessment Policy for Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation, 1995Decree on Environmental Protection for Petroleum Activities, 2000 Table 2: Status of country commitments to international law and instruments applicable to theBCLMECategoryInternational/Regional
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