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Norway and South Africa co-operating on stopping illegal fishing

Staff writer |
South Africa’s law enforcement efforts at sea, particularly as far as illegal fishing is concerned, have been boosted by Norway which is funding a fisheries law enforcement academy.

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The academy is based at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth and will benefit from to the tune of R50 million over a five year period.

The agreement was signed late last month by Norwegian ambassador Trine Skymoen and NMMU acting vice chancellor Sibongile Muthwa during a Port Elizabeth conference on Operation Phakisa, government’s plan to tap into the blue economy and make it a bigger contributor to GDP as well as providing work.

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