Specialized Night Vision equipment provided to South Africa – part of the SADC MCSCC commitment to protect our fisheries

September 13 2023

    On the 12 September 2023, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Fisheries Monitoring Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) and Stop Illegal Fishing handed over Night Vision equipment to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, South Africa to be used during monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations. Cape Town’s MCS officers add another string to their bow to promote compliance with fisheries regulations in South Africa. Compliance with these regulations is important for the nation and especially to achieve South Africa’s vision of a wider ocean economy, noting that the sector provides direct and indirect jobs to 60,000 people and is the largest fish trading nation in the SADC region, together with Namibia.